309: A Conversation with Bill and Sydney

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This week on Rural Health Leadership Radio we’re celebrating our 6-year anniversary! We’re thrilled to have shared these wonderful conversations with our listeners over the years, and in this week’s episode, we’ll be counting down the top 10 most listened to episodes in RHLR history. “It’s hard to believe that rural health leadership radio is 6 years old!” ~Sydney Grant  … Read More

308: A Conversation with Jonathan Dayton

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Community engagement has become a focus of many rural communities in addressing population health needs. Jonathan Dayton, Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association, is our guest this week sharing his passion and insights on engaging rural communities in whole health.   “There’s a lot of good, innovative things that not only Maryland is working on, but the nation is … Read More

307: A Conversation with Amy Schofield

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On our last episode, we talked about the innovative program connecting libraries and health liaisons in South Carolina to make a difference in rural healthcare. This week we’re talking with one of the librarians who has successfully implemented this program! Amy Schofield is the Director of the Kershaw County Library in Camden, South Carolina. “We’re not just rooms with books, … Read More

306: A Conversation with Megan & Alanti

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Have you ever heard of libraries working with healthcare organizations to better serve their rural communities? This week, we’re talking to Dr. Megan Weis and Alanti Price about how they have innovatively connected local libraries with social workers to better meet the needs of their rural communities in South Carolina. “There’s so much opportunity and so much moving forward with … Read More

305: A Conversation with Dr. Wade Swenson

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Cancer care can be a rare sight in rural healthcare, however, there are an increasing amount of opportunities to bring cancer care back to rural communities. This week, we’re talking about the Rural America Cancer Patient experience with Dr. Wade Swenson, Medical Director, and Medical Oncologist at Lake Region Healthcare. “Decentralizing cancer care in the United States and in rural … Read More

304: A Conversation with Laura Pemble

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This week, we’re introducing you to another new member of our team! Say hello to Laura Pemble, the first resident of the Center for Rural Health Leadership (CRHL). Laura will be assisting CRHL with their work with NRHA’s Rural Hospital Certification Programs. “This is really meaningful work and one of the reasons I went into healthcare in the first place … Read More

303: A Conversation with Raven Muse

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Rural Health Leadership Radio is growing by an extra member – we’re excited to introduce our new Intern, Raven Muse! Raven is a current Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) student in Tampa, Florida who has a unique perspective having grown up in a rural Florida town. “I wanted to be a part of rural health so that I can make … Read More

302: A Conversation with Rhonda Wild

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Have you ever heard of a rural hospital CFO working remotely? This week you will! We’re having a conversation with Rhonda Wild, a rural hospital CFO who is working remotely in Idaho for her hospital in Kansas. “What excites me most about the future of our rural health is that we have the capacity to provide patients with the best … Read More

301: A Conversation with Craig Wilson

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Interactions between healthcare, law, and policy, and public health can have huge impacts on the rural health landscape. Craig Wilson, Director of Health Policy at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), tackles this complicated subject in this week’s episode! “If we can’t improve the health of the lives in our most rural parts of the state, then we can’t … Read More

300: A Conversation with Dr. Bensson Samuel

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Physician leaders play an important role in the sustainability of rural healthcare. This week, we’re having a conversation with Dr. Bensson Samuel, who tells us about his experiences as an intensive care physician in rural Michigan. “The interesting fact about rural health is that small contributions that are made by each individual in that community leads to a bigger impact.” … Read More