Sponsored by the North Carolina Hospital Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and The Duke Endowment, this annual conference focuses on current issues unique to small and rural health care executives. It is designed for hospital, health system, association and governmental employees and hospital and health system trustees.
Preconference Session: Critical Access Hospital Quality -- Current Performance and the Development of Relevant Measures, by Ira S. Moscovice, PhD Mayo Professor and Head, Division of Health Policy and Management School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Rowland-Hite Keynote Address, “ACOs - Delivering Better, More Coordinated Care”, by Pam Halvorson, Regional Vice President, Unity Point Clinic Operations, Fort Dodge, IA
Federal Funding Updates by Tom Morris Associate Administrator, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Rockville, MD
Population Health by John R. Combes, MD Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association Washington, DC
Reducing Readmissions: Small and Rural Hospitals by Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President and Founder, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Lexington, MA