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Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Part 2: Navigating the Hub and Spoke Model in Georgia


Robin Crosby, BHS, H.E.
Director of Education/Marketing
Appling HealthCare System

Damien Scott, PT MS OCS
Chief Operating Officer
Emanuel Medical Center


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

The Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot was established to assist in the financial stability to rural hospitals through 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 second webinar in a series of three will discuss the plan, being implemented by 2 of the Hubs: Appling HealthCare System in Baxley, GA and Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, GA.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Understand the plan/goals of the featured Hubs to achieve cost reduction and savings for measurable impact.
- Understand the way the Hub and Spokes work together in the community, including who the partners are and what each will do to ensure hospital stabilization.
- Identify opportunities for rural communities to develop and stabilize their hospitals and contribute to developing interventions that can be shared with other hospitals and communities.


On Demand
Original program date: Oct 16, 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)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Access to Care