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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 2020 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 2-5, Phoenix, AZ, b 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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Mar 27, 2019
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today introduced the Rural Hospital Regulatory Relief Act (S. 895).
Mar 7, 2019
Eligible organizations can apply through May 6 for up to $1 million each for a three-year period to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities.
Mar 5, 2019
Five hospitals and five payers are participating in the first year of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, a multi-payer global budget model for rural critical access and acute-care hospitals in the state.
Mar 5, 2019 by John Supplitt, by Elisa Arespacochaga
The ability to provide rural residents with high-quality health care is contingent upon an adequate supply of providers.
Feb 20, 2019 by Talia Schmidt
Harney District Hospital, Burns, Ore., is one of many hospitals nationwide that have embraced the Lean mentality, modeled after Toyota’s discipline of lean manufacturing in the 1950s to ensure high quality products. At AHA’s 2019 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, attendees learned how rural hospitals and health systems can do more with less.
Feb 19, 2019 by David Schreiner
As the 2019 chair of the AHA’s Section for Small or Rural Hospitals, I can attest that AHA is stepping up in a big way to grapple with the issues that affect many rural hospitals.
Feb 6, 2019
The AHA's Rural Health Care Leadership Conference wrapped up today with a keynote session on the future of health care.
Feb 5, 2019
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack kicked off today's programming at the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference and moderated a discussion with Erika Rogan, AHA senior associate director of policy, and Travis Robey, AHA senior associate director of federal relations, about what's happening on Capitol Hill and the association's rural advocacy agenda for 2019.
Feb 5, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award about 75 grants of up to $1 million each to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities.
Feb 4, 2019
AHA Board Chairman Brian Gragnolati today kicked off the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference by welcoming more than 900 rural hospital and health system leaders and trustees.