SHIP Events

This list includes upcoming and past Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) events. Generally, the intended audience for live SHIP events is State Office of Rural Health Directors and SHIP Program Coordinators. Recordings posted in the past events list are available for anyone's use.

Past Events

Past Webinar

SHIP Technical Assistance Webinar: Care Coordination

May 2, 2019

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar highlighted care coordination activities that have been implemented in rural communities. Speakers Jac Davies, Executive Director from the Rural Health Network in Washington and Marnie Burke, Director of Quality, Safety and Risk Management at Avera St. Mary's in South Dakota highlight specific care coordination efforts and successes. SHIP Program Officer, Salamatu Barrie outlined care coordination resources available for SHIP coordinators.

Past Webinar

SHIP State Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: January 2019

January 17, 2019

Did you know that, effective January 1, 2019, hospitals must comply with the new CMS mandate to post a listing of their current standard charges on their hospital website? Join us to learn more about pricing transparency, hospital and patient challenges, identifying best practices, and how SHIP Coordinators can support their hospitals with this new mandate.

Past SHIP Webinar

SHIP State Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: July 2017

July 27, 2017

This webinar will feature one state's collaborative efforts involved with pooling SHIP funds for a shared project. The presentation will also include a summary of program recommendations submitted as part of the FY17 progress reports, along with an opportunity for SHIP coordinators to provide additional feedback and insights.

Past SHIP Webinar

SHIP Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: April 2017

April 18, 2017

This webinar discusses a recent Lean project conducted at a CAH in Arizona and how similar quality improvement initiatives can be undertaken using SHIP funding. In addition, this webinar outlines key trends of SHIP funding in FY 2016 and reviews helpful SHIP resources.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY17 SHIP Non-Competing Continuation Technical Assistance Webinar

December 8, 2016

This webinar reviews the guidance for the FY17 SHIP non-competing continuation (NCC) progress report, which is due on February 10, 2017. In addition, presenters share information on how to complete the FY17 State Spreadsheet of SHIP Applicants and provide grant-writing resources.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

March 22, 2016

The final webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers Lean culture transformation, Lean measurement and metrics, and how to initiate Lean projects or events.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

February 16, 2016

The second webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 provides an overview of Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

January 12, 2016

The first webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers the Principles of Lean Healthcare, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY16 SHIP Peer Webinar

October 8, 2015

This webinar, held in preparation for the fiscal year 2016 SHIP application, provides a review of the SHIP Hospital Application Template Form and the State Spreadsheet for SHIP Applicants. SHIP Coordinators from Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah and Georgia share best practices and lessons learned regarding state-level SHIP administration.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

April 10, 2015

This final webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series covers lean culture transformation, data and information, measurement and metrics and identifying projects or events.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

March 20, 2015

This second webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series introduces Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

February 27, 2015

This introductory webinar for the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training provides an overview of Lean principles, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past Workshop

Program Evaluation Workshops

July 22, 2014

View presentations and materials from two 2014 Program Evaluation Workshop events.

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