232: A Conversation with Melanie Richburg

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In this episode or Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re having a conversation with Melanie Richburg, CEO of Lynn County Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Tahoka, TX. Tahoka is about 30 miles south of Lubbock in the Texas Panhandle. Tahoka is primarily a farming community including wind farms. “My definition of leadership is, ‘Did I HELP?’ Did I Heal? Did … Read More

231: A Conversation with Alan Morgan

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Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2021 with a conversation with Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association. Alan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on rural health, the good and the bad, and talks about the opportunities the new year presents. “The pandemic really has been an accelerant for change.” ~Alan Morgan Alan Morgan … Read More

230: A Conversation with Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild

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In this final episode of 2020, we are honored to have Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild as a guest. Dr. Connie shares her perspective on several timely leadership topics: the impact of history on the future, purposeful futures, systems thinking, and leadership of the future. “My research on leaders repeatedly revealed one major finding; people are motivated by personal fulfillment and purpose.” … Read More

229: A Christmas Miracle Conversation with Dr. Mike Keegan

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In this special Christmas episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about Christmas Miracles with Dr. Mike Keegan who shares two Christmas Miracle stories. “In my mind, it was miraculous that even after something so bad was happening, so many good things transpired thereafter.” ~James M. “Mike” Keegan, MD James M. Keegan, MD, is a KMA principal partner and infectious … Read More

228: A Conversation with Orion Falvey

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As a student at the University of Oregon’s Business School, Orion Falvey decided to participate in the ‘social business challenge’ with other students. It started with meeting with a team of 5 or 6 students who collaboratively worked on creating a business model that solved a local problem while simultaneously delivering a positive benefit to society. Those brainstorming sessions provided … Read More

227: A Conversation with Amanda Stone

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Farmers face many challenges today, dairy farmers in particular. As many of you know, I worked on a dairy farm in my youth, so this conversation with Dr. Amanda Stone truly struck a chord with me. “Unless you really go to a farm and truly talk to that person and understand their situation, there’s really no way that you could … Read More

226: A Conversation with Cara Veale

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Cara Veale became the CEO of the Indiana Rural Health Association earlier this year, right in the middle of a global pandemic, but I don’t think that has slowed her or the IRHA down one bit. “Challenging would describe rural healthcare on any given day, let alone in the middle of a pandemic.” ~Cara Veale Cara began her professional career … Read More

225: A Conversation with Aaron Edwards

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Ferry County Public Hospital only had a few days cash on hand were on a list of ‘likely to close’ rural hospitals. And having cash on hand wasn’t the only issue. In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking with Aaron Edwards, CEO of Ferry County Public Hospital as he shares his hospital’s story. “We were on the … Read More

224: A Conversation with Jillian Bohl

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Welcome to this special episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio in celebration of National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, otherwise known as NOSORH, sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, November the 19th. While National Rural Health Day … Read More

223: A Conversation with Kate Hill

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In this special Veteran’s Day episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking with Kate Hill, RN. Kate is a US Army Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient, awarded in recognition of meritorious service in a combat zone while serving in Viet Nam. You may know her as Vice President of Clinical Services with The Compliance Team. Here is what Kate … Read More