Rural Hospital Network Summit Summary

December 2009
Author: 
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Rural hospital networks have proven to be dynamic change agents in much of rural America. The Rural Hospital Network Summit brought together experienced rural hospital network leaders to discuss productive network activities, critical success factors and lessons learned. This report includes highlights of the proceedings, with particular focus on rural hospital network purposes, quality improvement, health information technology (HIT), financial sustainability, workforce and governance and leadership.