Created with Sketch.
Rural Health Rising
35 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 44: The Relationship Between Quality of Place & Rural Healthcare
We've often discussed how critical rural healthcare is as a pillar of rural economies. But strong rural economies are equally important to rural healthcare. Today we are talking to someone with quite a track record of developing rural economies by making them great places to live. Our guest today is Jaime Medlock, President and CEO of Group Stellar.
39 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Minisode: The Mandate is Here
With the arrival of the federal vaccine mandate, JJ and Rachel examine what this means for Hillsdale Hospital and how this impacts everything from personal/religious beliefs to employee recruitment and retention.
31 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Episode 43: Population Health Research & Management with The Lincoln Project
Population health management is critically important for rural communities where health outcomes are often poorer than in non-rural communities, leaving rural Americans naturally disadvantaged when it comes to their health and all that it impacts in their lives. Our guest today is Chip Pursell, Principal Investigator of The Lincoln Project in Eastern Arkansas and Eastern North Carolina.
48 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 42: Rural Healthcare in Isolated Communities
Rural hospitals typically serve smaller populations, but today, we are talking about rural hospitals that serve geographically isolated locations. Our guest today is David Jahn, President and CEO of War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
39 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Minisode: Vaccine Mandate
This week JJ and Rachel discuss the potential ramifications of the upcoming federal vaccine mandate, and how the mandate could affect rural hospitals and the communities they serve.
12 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode 41: Favorite Moments, Behind-the-Scenes and Outtakes
With Hillsdale Hospital receiving a record number of COVID cases, it's all hands on deck at the hospital. So, we don't have a traditional episode for you this week, but instead we have a small collection of some of our favorite past moments, as well as some outtakes and behind-the-scenes audio.
32 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 40: Virtual Hospital During COVID-19
This week, we are discussing one hospital's creative solution to manage the health of their growing number of COVID-19 patients. A system implemented early in the pandemic and used ever since. Our guests today are Kathy Bailey, CEO and Dr. Anthony Frank, CMO, of UNC Health Blue Ridge.
39 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Minisode: COVID-19 in Rural Hospitals
This week, JJ and Rachel discuss the challenges posed to rural hospitals from the pandemic as cases increase, and while some hospitals are seeing some of the worst surges their communities have experienced.
34 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 39: Bringing Specialties Back to Rural Hospitals
This week, are talking about specialty care and how rural hospitals can bring back services and service lines that may have left their communities for one reason or another. Our guest today is Nicholle Mehr, Chief Strategy Officer at Hillsdale Hospital as well as President and CEO of The Mehr Group. The Mehr Group: themehrgroup.com
38 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Episode 38: Cultivating Talent from Floor Nurse to CNO
This week, we talk about growing and cultivating our own talent here at Hillsdale Hospital. Our guest today is Chief Nursing Office, Megan Campbell.
38 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Episode 37: Rural Nursing Education
Today, we talk about the challenges rural hospitals face when recruiting providers to their communities. We also learn about an innovative program, designed to educate and recruit nurses to rural communities. Our guest today is Nichole Rouhana, Director of Graduate Nursing at the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, in Binghamton New York.
18 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Minisode: Partnerships for the People
This week, Rachel and JJ discuss how good partnerships with larger systems can benefit rural hospitals, and how those partnerships can ultimately benefit the patient.
35 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Minisode: The Sinister Tactics to Swallow Rural Health
This week, JJ and Rachel take their gloves off to discuss the often sinister tactics used by large hospital systems when attempting to acquire smaller, rural hospitals.
46 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode 36: Capital & Financing Strategies
Today we are talking about capital formation and debt management strategies for rural hospitals and healthcare providers. Our guest today is Shelley Aronson, President of First River Advisory
35 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Episode 35: Pushing Through
Today we talk about leading through adversity in the rural hospital world. We know rural hospitals face significant challenges and leaders have to rise to the occasion to push through. Our guest today is Lili Petricevic, Chief Executive Officer at Sheridan Community Hospital.
31 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode 34: Healthcare vs. Public Health in Rural Communities
Today we are talking about the differences between healthcare providers and public health agencies in rural communities--two groups that have been challenged more than ever before in the wake of a global pandemic. Our guest today is John Robertson, Chief Quality, Information & Technology Officer for Hillsdale Hospital.
39 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 33: The Health of Critical Access Communities
Today we are talking about critical access hospitals and how they impact the health of the communities they serve. We’ve discussed critical access hospitals before, but now we’re going to look at a recent study about the health outcomes of communities with critical access hospitals, particularly in comparison to rural communities without them. Our guest today is Dr. Tony Slonim, President & CEO of Renown Health in Reno, Nevada. Links to Dr. Slonim's Studies Latest Study: Exploring the Relationship Between Critical Access Hospitals and Rural County Health, June 2021 https://bit.ly/2VhFUrx Study Discussed in Rural Health Rising Episode 7: Challenges confronting rural hospitals accentuated during COVID-19, September 2020 https://bit.ly/3l7Clir Past Study: Critical Outcomes: Clinical & Team Performance Across Acute Illness Scenarios in Emergency Departments of Critical Access Hospitals, June 2012 https://bit.ly/3lhBSdk
33 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode 32: Strategy That Lets Rural Compete
Today we talk about strategy in rural healthcare, and the specialty and supportive services that patients need. Our guest this week is Nicholle Mehr, Chief Strategy Officer at Hillsdale Hospital.
41 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Episode 31: The Road to the Rural CEO
This week, JJ and Rachel discuss the importance of effective leadership from a CEO, and we also learn about JJ's journey to becoming Hillsdale Hospital's CEO.
35 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 30: 30th Episode Special
JJ and Rachel look back on how the podcast started and reflect on their favorite moments from the last 30 episodes, as well as where the show is going in the future.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021