Rural Health Leadership Radio™
About This Show
Over the last ten years, over 100 rural hospitals have closed their doors. Roughly one in three rural hospitals have been identified as “at risk.” If there was ever a need for strong leadership, that time is now. RHLR’s mission is to provide a forum to have conversations with rural health leaders to discuss and share ideas about what is working, what is not working, lessons learned, success stories, strategies, things to avoid and anything else you want to talk and hear about. RHLR provides a voice for rural health. The only investment is your time, and our goal is to make sure you receive a huge return on your investment. For more information, visit www.rhlradio.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Recent Episode
021: A Conversation with Mike Huff, CEO of Olney Hamilton Hospital
2 days ago
Mike Huff is the CEO of Olney Hamilton Hospital, a critical access hospital located in Olney, Texas, which is in the north central part of Texas, about half-way between the Dallas and Amarillo. Mike has been the CEO there since 2011. Prior to that he was the President of the East Georgia Division of St. Joseph’s Health Systems in Atlanta, GA, and President & CEO of St. Joseph’s at East Georgia, a critical access hospital. “Yogi Berra used to say, "when you come to the fork in the road, take it". That's kind of the way I feel now in this environment.” Under Mike’s leadership, Olney Hamilton Hospital has been recognized as “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare Overall excellence in Outcomes by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NORSOPH) and iVantage Health Analytics. Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by the National Rural Health Association based on 9 indices: Inpatient market share Outpatient market share Population risk Cost Charge Quality Outcomes Patient perspectives Financial stability In 2016 Olney Hamilton Hospital was recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for the second year in a row.