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Jan 10, 2019
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.
Jan 8, 2019 by Maryjane Wurth
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 previews the conference designed to help rural health care leaders and trustees propel the transformation to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system.
Dec 14, 2018
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.
Dec 13, 2018
Congress yesterday passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or loan guarantee if the assistance would help preserve access to health services in a rural community and meaningfully improve the financial position of the hospital.
Dec 13, 2018
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 Care Leadership Conference in February.
Dec 12, 2018
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday introduced legislation to repeal the 96-hour physician certification requirement as a condition of payment for critical access hospitals.
Dec 3, 2018
Rural hospitals and other eligible providers can apply through March 4 for a portion of $21 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants to develop new rural residency programs or training tracks in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to expand the physician workforce in rural areas
Nov 27, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina have embraced underserved communities with robust telehealth programs; and two factions of Northern Light Health in Maine have made dramatic improvements in preventive and psychiatric care by using telehealth programs.
Nov 19, 2018
Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for the 2017 reporting period can apply through Nov. 30 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2017 payment adjustment.
Nov 19, 2018
Health care providers and others can apply through Jan.