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NRHA Strongly Supports Legislation to Help Mitigate the Rural Hospital Closure Crisis .

On Wednesday, critical bipartisan and bicameral legislation was introduced in Congress to combat the rural hospital closure crisis. Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), David Loebsack (D-IA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 5481; S. 3103) to protect vulnerable rural facilities at risk of closure. This legislation allows a limited number of struggling rural PPS hospitals to....

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NRHA announces 2020 volunteer leaders.

Leadership for the National Rural Health Association is secure for 2020 and beyond, thanks to recent elections for NRHA’s Board of Trustees and open Rural Health Congress positions. NRHA members chose John Gale as president-elect. Gale, a longtime NRHA member and rural health advocate who serves as a senior research associate at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, will assume the duties of NRHA president in 2021..

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Prescription Drug Legislation Moves Through The House.

The House of Representatives is slated to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act..

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Time for new perspective: Rural nursing workforce .

After being a nurse for more than 40 years, one thing is certain: Health care and nursing are ever changing. Nearly 30 years of my nursing experience has been at critical access hospitals, so my heart holds a special place for rural nursing. Some of the greatest challenges of working in a small rural hospital have become my most memorable moments and accomplishments. I was part of a group of rural nurses who started a nurse-owned business as leaders in the research utilization movement ....

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NRHA announces 2020 Rural Health Fellows.

The National Rural Health Association is pleased to announce the final selections for its 2020 Rural Health Fellows program. After a competitive review process, 15 fellows were selected to participate in this yearlong, intensive program aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America. The new NRHA Rural Health Fellows are ....

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