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Rural Center staff present at National Rural Health Association annual conference

Members of the Maine Rural Health Research Center presented findings from their research at the 37th Annual National Rural Health Association conference, held in Las Vegas, April 22-25, 2014.

  • Assessment of the Implementation of the ACA: Andrew Coburn and the RUPRI Health Panel

  • Developing Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Relevant Quality Measures: John Gale and Sally Perkins (QHI)

  • Electronic Health Record Adoption by Rural Health Clinics: Zach Croll

  • Performance Improvement Strategies of Successful Critical Access Hospitals: John Gale and the Flex Monitoring Team

  • The Role of Rural Residential Care Facilities: Andrew Cobun

  • Rural Health Clinics and Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation: John Gale

  • Understanding Financial Turnarounds of Struggling Critical Access Hospitals: John Gale

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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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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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