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Rural Hospital & Health System Stabilization Program


Patsy Whaley
Executive Director
Georgia Department of Community Health

Charles Owens
Rural Hospital Stabilization Project Manager
Department of Community Health



Program Description

The Rural Hospital & Health System Stabilization Pilot Program was established to assist in the financial stability to rural hospitals thru genuine care integration across the continuum of care. Building an integrated "Hub and Spoke" model fosters "the delivery of the right care, at the right time, in the right setting." The model is useful to prevent the over-utilization of the ED as a primary care access point and insures appropriate utilization of health care resources. The goal of the "Hub and Spoke" model is to deploy the best practice health care treatment methodologies and maximize existing and new technology to ensure that patients are being treated at the most appropriate level of care. This first webinar in a series of three will discuss (1) understanding the distress among rural hospitals, (2) developing opportunities to overcome financial drains, (3) understanding customer wants, needs, expectations versus reality, and (4) opportunities for our rural communities to develop and stabilize their health care delivery system.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Understand the distress among rural hospitals
- Develop opportunities to over come financial drains
- Understand customer wants, needs, expectations vs reality
- Identify opportunities for our rural communities to develop and stabilize their health care delivery system


On Demand
Original program date: Sep 30, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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Program Keywords

Access to Care