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:
- Funding specific to rural hospitals and providers such as the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rural Health Grant Program and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP).
- Rural hospital support with our Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network and Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program
- Opportunities to increase local healthcare capacity using assistance from the State Office of Rural Health.
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.
Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director
Most Recent Publications
- Home is Where the Heart Is: Insights on the Coordination and Delivery of Home Health Services in Rural America
Access to home health in rural areas is an important public policy concern, particularly with the growing number of older adults residing in rural America. This qualitative study seeks to better understand how home health services are provided in rural areas, and identifies facilitators and barriers to providing care.Author(s): Knudson, A., Anderson, B., Schueler, K., Arsen, E.
Date: August 2017
Type: Policy Brief
Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Utilizes data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s (HCUP’s) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) for seven states. Researchers explore, and describe in this brief, the use of the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse among Urban, Large Rural, Small Rural, and Isolated Small Rural residents.Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
Date: June 2017
Type: Policy Brief
North Dakota’s Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments
Summarizes and shows results of health needs identified by rural and urban communities in North Dakota through focus groups and community surveys.Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: January 2017
Type: Fact Sheet
- Fourth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2017
Now in its fourth 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 and Health Sciences
Date: December 2016
- From Volume To Value
A shift in focus enables rural healthcare organizations in North Dakota to provide high-quality care.Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(4), 20-21
Date: December 2016
Most Recent Presentations
- Exploring Global Budgets and All-Payer Rate Setting Approaches: How Does it Impact Rural Providers?
Presented by Knudson, A., Oran, R. on Aug 16, 2016 at the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Region E Annual Conference, Medora, North Dakota
- What do North Dakota CAH Administrators Really Think About Rural Health? Findings and Implications from the 2014 CAH CEO Survey
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Jun 03, 2015 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Pre-Conference, Minot, North Dakota