200: A Conversation with Drew Hooper

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we are talking about the importance of the relationship between the hospital board and the hospital CEO. We are having that conversation with Andrew “Drew” Hooper, Chairman of the Board at Summit Pacific Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital in Elma, Washington. “There are generally two problems that organizations see when it comes … Read More

199: A Conversation with Tom Kraus

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re talking about pharmacists and their role in delivering healthcare in rural America. Did you know that most individuals in the US have a pharmacist within 5 miles of them? That is often not the case with a physician or a hospital. “A pharmacist is actually the most accessible member of the healthcare … Read More

198: A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Buzzelli

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re talking about vision care in rural America. The Niswonger College of Optometry at one of the nation’s oldest universities, Tusculum University, is totally focused on vision care in rural America “That is robbing these people of their vision faster than should ever be conceivable in America.” ~Dr. Andrew Buzzelli Dr. Andrew Buzzelli … Read More

197: A Conversation with Jackie Reviel

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re talking about behavioral health and addiction treatment services at a rural hospital in Louisiana. More specifically, this is a conversation about how a hospital added in-patient withdrawal management services for drug and alcohol abuse and related issues. It is a stabilization program that is a voluntary program. “They need compassion and care … Read More

196: A Conversation with Naomi Sweeney

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re talking about several of the challenges rural health leaders face with Naomi Sweeney from the State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Arkansas Department of Health. Her state office has recently received approval to sponsor 10 Critical Access Hospital CEOs in attending the National Rural Health Association Rural Hospital … Read More

195: A Conversation with Jordan White

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Rural health leaders are always talking about the challenge of recruiting providers. That is why we are talking with Jordan White, an undergraduate medical student at Mississippi State, and a participant in the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program this week on Rural Health Leadership Radio. “Are you doing what you want to do? Are you doing what God wants you … Read More

194: A Conversation with Brock Slabach

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is making on rural healthcare. We are having that conversation with Broch Slabach, Senior VP of Member Services at the NRHA. “From that day forward, the end of the world changed as we know it” ~Brock Slabach With over 28 years of experience … Read More

193: A Conversation with Alicia Calloway

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about recruiting providers and other professional staff to rural America. We are having that conversation with Alicia Calloway, Chief Operating Officer at OPYS Physician Services. “It can be tough to know who you can trust in any industry, but knowing who you can trust in rural healthcare is vital” ~Alicia Calloway … Read More

192: A Special Episode on the COVID-19 Pandemic with Patty Harper and Taylor Cottano

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re having a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic with Patty Harper and Taylor Cottano. Patty shares some of the top operational best practices for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and Taylor shares some of the top clinical best practices. “This pandemic is ever-changing” -Taylor Cottano Patty Harper is CEO of InQuiseek, LLC, a … Read More