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Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Program Part 3: Plans and Progress of the Hub & Spoke Model


Leigh Bailey
Rural Hospital Stabilization Project Director
Crisp Regional Medical Services

Julia Barnett, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Union General Hospital

Leslie Daniel
Rural Hospital Stabilization Project Director
Union General Hospital

Charles Owens
Rural Hospital Stabilization Project Manager
Department of Community Health


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

The Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Program was established to assist in the financial stability to rural hospitals through genuine care integration across the continuum of care. Building an integrated "Hub & 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 & 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 third and final webinar in a series of three will provide an update on the measures and progress of the Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Program and will present the implementation of the Hub & Spoke model by two of the four hubs: Crisp Regional Health Services in Cordele, GA and Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the goals, plans, and progress of the featured hubs to achieve increased access and quality alongside reduced cost for measurable impact
- Explain the way the hub and spokes work together in the rural 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: Apr 25, 2016

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, Healthcare Delivery, Organizational Development, Policy and legislative Issues, Rural Health