Critical Access Hospital Board Training Returns to North Dakota
Critical access hospital board members have the opportunity to attend a board training “Boot Camp” Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Seven Seas Hotel and Water Park in Mandan, N.D.
The training will offer information and resources to support board members in leading their health care facilities. The Boot Camp will focus on several topic areas, including: the board’s role in quality of care, critical access hospital finance issues, regulatory responsibilities, implementing electronic medical records, and more. The Boot Camp is open to board members from all North Dakota critical access hospital facilities, and there are no participant fees associated with the event. Registration is required.
The Boot Camp is sponsored by the North Dakota Flex Program, which is funded through a grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (Health Resources and Services Administration) and administered through the University of North Dakota’s Center for Rural Health. The Flex program hosts this training in keeping with its mission to help sustain the rural health care infrastructure by strengthening critical access hospitals thereby maintaining access to care for rural residents.
For more information or to register, contact Angie Lockwood at (701) 777-5381.
This year, the North Dakota Flex Program distributed approximately $215,000 in grant funds to twenty North Dakota critical access hospitals. In addition to grants, the CRH also uses North Dakota Flex Program funds to provide technical assistance to rural providers for a variety of purposes, including community assessments, grant writing workshops, internal surveys, and strategic planning.