Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

National Rural Hospital Flexibility Monitoring Project Year 5

Duration: 
1/1/2007 - 1/31/2008
Director: 
John Gale
Abstract: 

This proposal seeks to continue our work on the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program's Monitoring Project into Year Five of this five year project. The work involves the evaluation and monitoring of state and hospital activities under this federal program and the development of indicators to monitor hospital, community, and state performance under this program. It expands our portfolio of rural work as well as our work in performance improvement and outcome/performance indicator development. The project provides opportunities for students from our graduate programs to participate in an ongoing national research and evaluation project.

Project URL: 
http://flexmonitoring.org
Start Date: 
Mon, 2007-01-01
End Date: 
Thu, 2008-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
4 587

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.

 

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