Rural Health Care Leadership Conference News Coverage

34th Annual AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. February 17-18, 2021. A virtual conference and engagement exerience.

Rural health care leaders are actively transforming their organizations through a focus on affordability and value with innovative responses to emerging opportunities. Strategic partnerships that cut across the care continuum, evolving payment models, unique workforce approaches, effective leveraging of digital technologies, attention to the social determinants of health, and new care models are enabling rural providers to improve the health of their communities. Success is being driven by inspired leadership, forward-thinking governance, and resilient clinicians.

The American Hospital Association’s 2021 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference and Virtual Experience, February 17-18, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges and present innovative approaches that will enable you to transform your organization’s care delivery model and business practices.

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Nov 23, 2020
Hospital outpatient departments, critical access hospitals, rural health clinics and other eligible providers may apply through Jan. 3 to participate in the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment demonstration.
Nov 19, 2020 by Michelle Hood
On this National Rural Health Day, Michelle Hood, AHA execu
Nov 19, 2020
In honor of today’s National Rural Health Day, the AHA has posted a series of blogs showcasing rural hospitals’ and health systems’ achievements in preserving local access to care in their communities and outlining the association’s rural legislative priorities for Congress.
Nov 19, 2020 by Michelle Hood
In this AHA blog, Michelle Hood, AHA executive vice president and chief operating officer and president for the AHA’s Health Forum, honors the important role of local care close to home, and shares her experiences leading health care organizations serving some of America’s most rural communities.
Nov 18, 2020
In this AHA blog, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels discusses the resources hospitals and health systems need and what additional relief Congress should deliver during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond.
Nov 18, 2020 by Tom Nickels
In this AHA blog, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels discusses the resources hospitals and health systems need and what additional relief Congress should deliver during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond.
Nov 17, 2020
As we celebrate National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, it’s important to recognize the work rural hospitals are doing to improve access to maternal care for mothers living in rural communities, writes Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives.
Nov 17, 2020 by Priya Bathija
As we celebrate National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, it’s important to recognize the work rural hospitals are doing to improve access to maternal care for mothers living in rural communities, writes Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives.
Nov 16, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
For the 20% of Americans who rely on rural hospitals for their care, the blue and white “H” is among the most reassuring signs they’ll ever see. It signals that expert care, help and healing is available and nearby. Even if that hospital is located dozens of miles away from the patient or family it serves, it is close enough to make a difference — to be a reliable partner in health care.
Oct 22, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a FAQ on the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model.