Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

National Rural Hospital Flexibility Project

Duration: 
1/1/2006 - 1/31/2007
Director: 
John Gale
Principal Investigator: 
Andrew Coburn
Collaborators: 
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center University of North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Abstract: 

This project is a five year evaluation of the Medicare National Rural Hospital Flexibility Program conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina, and Southern Maine, under contract with the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
The monitoring project assesses the impact of the Flex Program on rural hospitals and communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives, including improving access to and the quality of health care services; improving the financial performance of Critical Access Hospitals; and engaging rural communities in health care system development.

Project URL: 
http://flexmonitoring.org
Start Date: 
Sun, 2006-01-01
End Date: 
Wed, 2007-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
3 762

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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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