219: A Conversation with Anna Anna, CEO of Tyrone Hospital

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Anna Marie Anna, RN, BSN, MHA, NE-BC, was appointed the CEO of Tyrone Hospital in July of this year, after having served as the Interim CEO since April 2019. Under her leadership, Tyrone Hospital joined The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, an innovative payment model that transitions rural hospitals to global budget payments and allows them time to transform care to … Read More

218: A Conversation with Jason Bleak, CEO of Battle Mountain General Hospital

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Jason Bleak grew up in a small frontier community in Nevada and finds comfort and enjoyment in practicing his profession as the CEO of a frontier hospital in Battle Mountain, Nevada. “Sometimes you have to wear a tutu.” ~Jason Bleak, CEO Jason loves his profession working in healthcare; however, his highest priority and true love is being a husband and … Read More

217: A Conversation with Kelly Judice, Chief Nursing Officer at Ochiltree General Hospital

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Ochiltree General Hospital is a critical access 25-bed hospital that does a little bit of everything. Ochiltree takes care of med-surg patients, surgical patients, provide OB services, ER services, and other outpatient services. They also have an assisted living center as part of their hospital district. The county has a population of about 9,000 people. The closest tertiary care facility … Read More

216: A Conversation with Bob Parker, a 64-year old man who was wandering in the desert when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer

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National Prostate Health Month (NPHM), also known as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’re having a conversation with Bob Parker, a semi-retired architect and practicing artist who was diagnosed with … Read More

215: A Conversation with Jamie Bearse, CEO and President, Zero-The End of Prostate Cancer

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National Prostate Health Month (NPHM), also known as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. In recognition of National Prostrate Cancer Awareness Month, we’re having a conversation with Jamie Bearse, CEO & President, of Zero-The End of Prostate Cancer, the leading national nonprofit with … Read More

214: A Conversation with Portia Brown, Vice President at Page Memorial Hospital

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Portia Brown is the Vice President of Page Memorial Hospital of Valley Health and a passionate rural health leader. We’re having a conversation with Portia today, who participated in a meeting in the West Wind of the White House a few weeks ago with members of the current administration. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Portia to meet in the … Read More

212: A Conversation with Mellie Bridewell, CEO, Arkansas Rural Health Partnership

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we are talking building a network of rural hospitals and the power of collaboration along with the challenges of rural hospital CEO turnover. We are having that conversation with Mellie Bridewell, CEO of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership. “Oftentimes people don’t recognize how hard a rural hospital CEO job is because you kind … Read More

211: A Conversation with Victoria Reid & Steven Kelley, both with Ellenville Regional Hospital

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we are talking about population health and community wellness with two rural health leaders in upstate New York. Our guests are Victoria Reid, Executive Director of the Rural Health Network at Ellenville Regional Rural Health Network within Ellenville Regional Hospital, and Steven Kelley, President & CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital. “It’s not always … Read More

210: A Conversation with Mark Burnett

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When he became CEO of the hospital, it was broke, out of money, operating on a line of credit. Today, Scott County Hospital has a new building and is thriving. How did he do it? Listen to the conversation with Mark Burnett, CEO and President of Scott County Hospital. “The best practice you can try to develop in your facility … Read More