National Rural Health Association

2014 Annual Conference

NRHA announces its 2014 Rural Health Award winners

Each year NRHA honors outstanding individuals and organizations in the field of rural health who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and wellbeing of others. NRHA is proud to announce its 2014 Rural Health Award recipients, honored during NRHA’s 37th Annual Rural Health Conference in Las Vegas.

Call for presentations: Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

222px-JC_Nichols_Fountain_by_Henri-Léon_Gréber_Kansas_CityNRHA is accepting submissions for the 2014 Rural Health Clinic Conference Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 and Critical Access Hospital Conference Oct. 1-3 in Kansas City. Complete online applications by May 9 for consideration to present at these upcoming events.

“Rural Relevance” report released

HC-ReformiVantage released “Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform” at NRHA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Key findings indicate that rural hospitals charge 63 percent less than urban, an estimated $6.8 billion in potential beneficiary savings across all hospitals, and while quality, patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction are equal, price and efficiency in rural emergency departments are better.

Rural Roads revamped, new issue available

rural_roadsThe spring 2014 issue of Rural Roads is now online and it’s now easier than ever to access, navigate and share your favorite articles from your mobile device. Topics include two members’ perspectives on rural life expectancy, a rural hospital that grows its own food, a park ranger saved by rural blood donors, NRHA’s D.C. policy event in pictures and how rural physicians more likely than urban to focus on quality and cost.

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