Small rural hospitals are doing outstanding work in Mississippi every day, and we want you to get recognized for that work. Each year MHA will honor outstanding contributions to rural health in our state.
The Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award will recognize a rural hospital in the state with less than 100 beds that has improved access to health care or has launched innovative programs in their communities. Areas of impact could include but are not limited to: health care and health programs, rural health policy, legislation, the advancement of the field, improved patterns of health care delivery, cooperative efforts to avoid duplication of services and achieve common goals, education, and the lasting impact of a program on populations and areas served.
MHA will work with the winner to create a short video about their winning entry that we can both use to further tell the stories of the great things happening in rural hospitals in Mississippi. The winner will be announced each year at the RHA meeting in May and the award video will be played at the MHA Leadership Conference in June.
Selections will be made solely on the basis of a 200-500 word narrative. Three criteria will be considered by the awards committee and should be emphasized in your narrative:
- What has the hospital done to contribute to rural health in ways that go above and beyond? What measures did the hospital use to gauge your success? (10 points)
- How has the hospital demonstrated leadership and vision for rural health? (10 points)
- What impact have hospital efforts had on rural health in their community? (20 points)
The narrative must be emailed to Shawn Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 29, along with contact information.