Meeting Hospitals Where They Are

Meeting Hospitals Where They Are By Cassity Avila Rural hospital staff are working overtime to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They need actionable and relevant information about finances, hiring practices, patient engagement, and everything in between, which is where the Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH) comes in. CORH hosts at least one webinar each [...] Read More

The Heart of Rural Health Care

The Heart of Rural Health Care By Andrea Brewer Prior to the onset of COVID-19, rural hospitals in the HRSA Vulnerable Rural Health Assistance Program were already accustomed to routinely “doing more with less.” When the pandemic struck, they were required to step up to an extraordinary level of service and patient care not previously [...] Read More

Infection Prevention Training and Mentorship Helps Keep Nursing Homes Safe

Infection Prevention Training and Mentorship Helps Keep Nursing Homes Safe By Kim Cassens and Melissa Lackey While the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute has primarily focused on rural outreach, we can all appreciate the fact that COVID-19 is not rural-specific. Healthcare providers everywhere are stretched thin and in high demand in all types of [...] Read More

Standing Up For Rural Health

Standing Up For Rural Health By Bree Watzak In the best of times, rural communities in America experience firsthand the deep inequities and dangerous gaps in the nation’s health system. But these are not the best of times.  As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, America’s rural health infrastructure is stretched to the [...] Read More

Community Star

Community Star On National Rural Health Day, we recognize all of the organizations and leaders working to improve the health and lives of rural communities. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health uplifts leaders through its annual Community Stars program. CORH is pleased to celebrate Community Star David Weems, CEO of George E. [...] Read More