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Rural Hospital Council & Critical Access Hospital Network

Rural Hospital Council

The Rural Hospital Council provides guidance on MHA’s policy development, advocacy and services for the rural hospitals and critical access hospitals statewide. Established in September 2011, the council’s work focuses on building rural policy and advocacy initiatives that have developed throughout the years. Through the council, MHA is better positioned to support strategic priorities and new services that will be essential to rural providers as they implement health care reform and adapt to the shift in health care delivery. The Rural Hospital Council provides two opportunities annually for members to meet in person — one in conjunction with the MHA’s Leadership Forum and a second at MHA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show.

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Critical Access Hospital Network

The Critical Access Hospital Network creates a formal CAH structure that increases networking opportunities and development of shared services beyond MHA’s traditional representation and advocacy role. Established in February 2012, the network’s primary objective is to increase CAH member satisfaction and involvement to meet the expectations of CAHs and, where applicable, meet their unique needs. A CAH Network Steering Committee is comprised of CAH members from each MHA district. The committee meets bi-monthly to provide guidance to MHA staff and to establish agendas for CAH Network’s three annual meetings.

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RHC/CAH Resources

Contact An Expert

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Dana Dahl

Vice President of Membership Services and Rural Initiatives
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