The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is proud to announce its 2019 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award recipient, North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora. NMMC-Eupora is a 38-bed acute-care hospital that provides a wide range of ...

North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora named 2019 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award Recipient and more


North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora named 2019 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award Recipient

 

 


The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA)  is proud to announce its 2019 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award recipient, North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora. 

NMMC-Eupora is a 38-bed acute-care hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. NMMC-Eupora has a rich heritage as a hospital built by the community. 

MHA’s Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award will recognize each year 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.  Three criteria are considered:  

  • What has the hospital done to contribute to rural health in ways that go above and beyond?
  • How have they demonstrated leadership and vision for rural health?  
  • What impact have their efforts had on rural health in their community?

A congratulatory video was created to recognize all of the staff at the hospital for their hard work. 

    

Small Rural Hospital Transition Project Applications Available

The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) application period is September 25 - October 16, 2019. SRHT provides technical assistance (TA) through comprehensive onsite consultations to eligible hospitals that have 49 beds or less and located in a federally designated persistent poverty county. The program is open to both critical access and prospective payment system hospitals.

Core areas of technical assistance include: 1) financial operational assessment (FOA) and 2) quality improvement (QI) projects. A total of nine hospitals will be selected based on a competitive process. A minimum of three FOA projects and three QI projects will be selected in each core area. Interested applicants that meet SRHT readiness requirements and project expectations must submit the required Letter of Intent by September 15th.

For additional information visit: https://www.ruralcenter.org/rhi/srht/application

    

Think Like an Insurance Company

Critical access hospitals are a vital component of rural communities, but a combination of demographic, economic and technological factors make it difficult for these facilities to maintain solid financial footing.

Becker’s Hospital Report asked critical access hospital CFOs to share the biggest challenges they're facing and to offer advice to their peers. Here's what Julie Georgoff, vice president of finance and CFO of Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio, had to say.

Question: What is the greatest challenge facing hospital CFOs today?

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Bill to extend access to physicians in underserved areas introduced in House

Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, recently introduced a House companion (H.R. 2141) to the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act (S. 948), AHA-supported legislation that would improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021. First enacted in 1994, the program allows state health departments to request J-1 visa waivers for up to 30 foreign physicians per year to work in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically Underserved Areas.

The House and Senate bills would increase the state allocations to 35 physicians per year and provide flexibility to further expand the number of waivers in states where the demand exceeds the limit, among other improvements.

"The latest extension of the Conrad State 30 Program will expire later this year, which is why we urge action to extend this critical program," AHA said. "Without timely reauthorization, patient access to care in the many communities that have benefited from these physicians may be threatened. We also support the program improvements contained in the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act as part of this extension and stand ready to work with you and your colleagues to move this legislation forward."

    

Free Webinar Monday! The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America

The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am Pacific, 10:00 am Mountain, 11:00 am Central, 12:00 pm Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of the death in the U.S. However, past scholarly work suggests that the burden of disease varies considerably between residents in rural and urban settings. The purpose of this webinar, presented by Dr. Timothy Callaghan and Dr. Alva Ferdinand, is to provide an up-to-date, in-depth look at how the burden of diabetes has changed over time. We'll look at diabetes-related mortality in and out of the hospital, complications of the disease, and progress toward Healthy People 2020 goals.

Connection Information

The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 200 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.

Questions? Contact:
Brenda Haugen
Rural Health Research Gateway
brenda.haugen@und.edu

    

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