299: A Conversation with Patrick Ritter

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The financial environment in healthcare is constantly changing and can have even more fluctuation in rural healthcare. This week we’re having a conversation with Patrick Ritter about the financial side of rural healthcare, now and in the future. “I do think it’s exciting about how the smaller facilities can tailor and move quickly into the needs that they see in the community to provide healthcare.” ~Patrick Ritter … Read More

298: A Conversation with Jennifer Reed

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Transitioning to a new facility AND into a new position can be an overwhelming change, particularly in rural healthcare while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, we’re having a conversation with Jennifer Reed, CEO of Ferry County Health, who tells us about how she made those switches and how it’s going! “We don’t have to do it all. We … Read More

297: A Conversation with Sydney and Bill

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Last week on Rural Health Leadership Radio, we started discussing leadership solutions available specifically for rural health leaders. We continue that conversation this week by investigating NRHA’s Rural Health Congress, which advocates for rural healthcare at the national level. “Every rural community is so different and the more we can increase that understanding of all those distinct features in small … Read More

296: A Conversation with Bill and Sydney

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Are you curious about what leadership solutions are available for rural healthcare leaders who are passionate about making a difference? This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we explore another rural-focused leadership program that’s working to improve health equity, NRHA’s Rural Health Fellows Program.  “It’s very exciting things that our rural health fellows are going on to do, and ultimately … Read More

295: A Conversation with Samantha Wells

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Public health has evolved greatly over time, particularly in rural healthcare over the past few years as the COVID-19 pandemic took place. This week, we’re having a conversation with Samantha Wells who tells us all about her experience with rural healthcare, public health in rural areas, the impact of the pandemic, and how she’s working to make a difference.  “You … Read More

294: A Conversation with Keith Mueller

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If you could hit the reset button on healthcare policy, what would you change? In this week’s episode, Dr. Keith Mueller shares his thoughts on what he would improve given the chance to hit the policy reset button, particularly in rural healthcare. “The pandemic taught us we need flexibility to move resources quickly to where they’re needed. We can’t do … Read More

293: A Conversation with Samantha Louise

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More and more women are taking on leadership roles in rural healthcare, and Samantha Louise is here to guide them on their journey! Having grown up in rural Minnesota, Samantha knew that there were others just like her in rural areas around the world who wanted to be and cultivate, leaders. Today, Samantha does just that! Founder of Samantha Louise … Read More

292: A Conversation with Sydney Grant

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Sydney Grant, who recently became the co-host of Rural Health Leadership Radio, takes the other side of the mic in this week’s interview! Once an intern for RHLR, and now a co-host, Sydney tells us about her experiences and journey in rural healthcare leadership and how NRHA’s Rural Hospital Certification Programs are making an impact. “The more people we’re able … Read More

291: A Conversation with Danielle Terry, Ph.D.

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Recruiting and retaining providers is a common topic among rural health leaders.  Unfortunately, so is physician burnout.  Have you ever wondered if there was a connection between the use of electronic health records and physician burnout in rural America?  As it turns out, there is.  And that is what we’re talking about with Dr. Danielle Terry, Director of Behavioral Science … Read More

290: A Conversation with Shellye Horowitz

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Rural healthcare faces many challenges, which become even more complicated when rare disorders are involved. March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, and Shellye Horowitz, Associate Director of Education for the Hemophilia Federation of America, has experienced first-hand the obstacles that a patient with a rare bleeding disorder faces while living in a rural area. “We need to make sure that … Read More