Joan Coffman, president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL, will lead the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals in 2018. Coffman will chair the section's 19-person governing council, which represents small or rural hospitals in the AHA's policy process and member services initiatives. Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, IL, will serve as council chair-elect and become chair in 2019. For more on the constituency section and council, see the AHA news release.
Patients in the most rural counties had an 87 percent greater chance of receiving an opioid prescription from their primary care provider between January 2014…
Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill., will serve as 2019 chair of the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.
AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference to spotlight innovative ideas, thoughtful insights and tested strategies
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference – one of AHA’s flagship events – will be held Feb. 3-6 in Phoenix. AHA Executive Vice President Maryjane Wurth…
Rural Americans live an average 10.5 miles or 17 minutes from the nearest hospital, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Congress yesterday passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or…
The AHA will present its 2018 Rural Hospital Leadership Award to Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, N.C., at its Rural Health…