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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 Contacts

Most Recent Publications

  • Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
    This study explored the level of connectivity among online nurse practitioner students. The results indicate that nursing faculty must develop high-quality online learning environments with strong teaching methods. Universities should offer professional mentorship to transition nurse clinicians into successful online nurse educators.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
    Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Journal Article
  • Virtual Workshop Seeks to Change the Rural Recruitment Mindset
    The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop looks at what it takes to recruit and retain physicians in rural communities.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota's Significant Rural Health Needs as Identified by Critical Access Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments
    Summarizes and shows results of the 2017-2019 health needs identified by rural communities in North Dakota through focus groups, key informant interviews, and community surveys.
    Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
    Author(s): Nissen, K., Larson, S.
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Celebrating Nurses and Hospitals During a Pandemic
    National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week were celebrated differently this year in North Dakota because of COVID-19.
    Author(s): Pierce, J.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: May 2020
    Type: Article
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
    More than half (56.6%) of all rural counties in the U.S. do not have a pediatrician, which can have a negative effect on the health status of rural children. This recap provides a summary of the research on pediatric health status, health outcomes, and access to care in rural areas.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet

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