NRHA graduates Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program pilot cohort
Today’s rural hospitals and clinics face tremendous challenges and uncertainty and are closing at an unprecedented rate. One in three rural hospitals is potentially at risk of closure, and nearly half of rural hospital CEOs are new to the job. Hospital CEO turnover continues to lead all industries, limiting the pool of qualified candidates.
To combat this, NRHA launched the pilot cohort of our Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program in February of this year at the association’s 31st Rural Health Policy Institute. This program was developed by successful rural hospital CEOs to help current rural hospital CEOs strengthen their leadership skills and lead their hospital to success.
The 2020 cohort graduated 23 participants in October with a unique virtual ceremony honoring each participant and including remarks from the program founders. A second cohort began in October with 26 participants. This cohort will graduate in September 2021 following completion of the program.
Be sure to check out the rosters for each cohort within the press releases below and find out more information and how to apply for the program.
NRHA Release - 2021 Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program cohort begins
NRHA Release - 2020 Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program cohort graduates