244: A Conversation with Kevin DeRonde

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about some of the unique things Kevin DeRonde and his dynamic team are doing at Mahaska Health, a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “One of the first things we did at Mahaska Health is we reversed the organizational chart.” ~Kevin DeRonde Kevin DeRonde grew up on … Read More

243: A Conversation with Lorna Miles & Brian Williams

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about various initiatives centered around health and child well-being, wellness, strengthening families, transportation, a diversity of projects and activities in rural communities through the Randolph County Caring Community Partnership. We’re having that conversation with Lorna Miles, Project Director, and Brian Williams, Executive Director of Randolph County Caring Community Partnership in … Read More

242: A Conversation with Brian Williams

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about the value of community collaboration and leadership in rural healthcare with Brian Williams, the CEO of Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah, North Dakota. “As a healthcare leader in your community, I think you’re more visible than other leaders in the community.” ~Brian Williams Brian Williams and his … Read More

241: A Conversation with Dee Davis

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about improving economic and social conditions in rural communities around the world. We’re having that conversation with Dee Davis, President of the Center for Rural Strategies. “Life is what happens when you’re not making plans.” ~Dee Davis Dee Davis is the founder and president of the Center for Rural Strategies. … Read More

240: A Conversation with Harold Miller

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about the financial problems rural clinics and hospitals are facing because of the payments they receive for their services. We’re having that conversation with Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform. “Most of what people believe about the causes of the problems and … Read More

239: A Conversation with J.J. Hodshire

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about some of the unique things Hillsdale Hospital is doing to serve their community. We’re having that conversation with the hospital’s CEO, J.J. Hodshire. Located in southern Michigan near the Ohio and Indiana borders, Hillsdale Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in Hillsdale, Michigan. “Our philosophy is to take … Read More

238: A Conversation with Candy Canga-Picar

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about the ‘Transcultural Care Project,’ a program created to serve the well-being of diverse cultural groups in rural Oregon. Candy Canga-Picar and her team at St. Charles Madras Hospital have had great success implementing this program and collaborating with members of the community. “The Transcultural Care Project is an evidence-based … Read More

237: A Conversation with Nikki King

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about the ‘Grow Program,’ a new program that is trauma-focused on children who are involved in a foster care system. Nikki King and her behavior health and addiction services team found that in treating substance abuse patients, they were actually treating trauma, realizing that the vast majority of patients they … Read More

236: A Conversation with Kyle Kellum

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In this week’s episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re having a conversation with Kyle Kellum, CEO of Cherry County Hospital, about what it takes to be a successful CEO and how “creating a psychologically safe environment” can allow individuals to become the best version of themselves. “Even when the pandemic is over, they’re going to continue to face the … Read More

235: A Conversation with Johnny Stephenson

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In this episode of Rural Health Leadership Radio, we’re talking about how being self-aware and responding to failure can allow us to become successful leaders with Johnny Stephenson, Director of the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communication at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “Resilience starts with, are we able to look at ourselves and honestly gauge what … Read More