Performance Management Group (PMG) Calls

With the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy, the National Rural Health Resource Center and Rural Health Innovations provide educational opportunities for the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.

Upcoming Calls

Russell County Hospital: Aligning with Primary Care for Future Success

Russell County Hospital (RCH), a CAH, located in Russell Springs, Kentucky, completed a Financial Operational Assessment (FOA) through the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project in 2016. Learn how RCH expanded primary care base with new providers and extended hours, as well as created new services to align with their local providers and meet community needs.

August 23, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Matt Mendez, MHA, Consultant, with Stroudwater Associates
Bill Kindred, Chief Executive Officer, Russell County Hospital

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Previously recorded playbacks are available on the PMG Call Playbacks page.


Hospitals must be located in a rural (non-metro) persistent poverty county or a rural census tract of a metro persistent poverty county as defined by FORHP and have 49 staffed beds or less as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report are SRHT Program eligible to participate in live PMG calls, and directors and hospital members of the Rural Health Network Development and Small Health Care Provider Quality Program Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees may participate in live calls for free, at no cost to the participant. Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) hospitals located in states of persistent poverty are also eligible to participate in live webinars.

Live PMG calls are open to first 100 participants on a first come, first served basis. Once capacity is reached, interested participants may request to be notified when the recording is made available.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.