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Hospitals and Facilities

Strengthening and sustaining rural healthcare infrastructure means access to quality healthcare for rural North Dakota residents. We work with rural hospitals, facilities, and others interested in rural healthcare to:

  • Provide rural facilities opportunities to maintain and improve the care they give
  • Support current healthcare systems, allowing them to flourish
  • Distribute various grants to sustain health systems

What We Can Do for You

Related to Hospitals and Facilities, we provide:

Our Expertise

We initiated and currently support the North Dakota CAH Quality Network, which is a resource for CAHs to share best practices and quality initiatives. We also work with both rural and urban hospitals to coordinate meetings and continuing education opportunities. Our staff are invited to present, at the state and national level, on the collaborative efforts related to quality and patient safety taking place in rural North Dakota. They also serve on a variety of committees related to EMS, HIT, quality improvement and other topics related to rural healthcare.

Key Contact

Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director

Most Recent Publications

  • Fifth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2019
    Now in its fifth edition, the report is a detailed look at the status of health, healthcare delivery, and the healthcare workforce across the state. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of these issues available anywhere, and is the result of a collaborative effort of the Center for Rural Health, the School, and the School's Advisory Council.
    Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Date: November 2018
    Type: Report
  • Project ECHO: Changing North Dakota Fast
    Project ECHO is using video technology to address the opioid epidemic by connecting specialists at academic or specialty health center "hub sites" with community-based primary care teams.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(1), 14-15
    Date: March 2018
    Type: Magazine
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
    Examines opioid use in rural communities as well as the perceived need for and use of treatment for opioid use disorder.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2018
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on the effects of rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet

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