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Group writes article on dementia care services program

A UND group has written an article regarding the Dementia Care Services Program for the April issue of Health Affairs. Authors were Marilyn G. Klug, Center for Rural Health; Gwen Wagstrom Halaas, senior associate dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine & Health Sciences; and Mandi-Leigh Peterson, research analyst, Center for Rural Health. [...]

Kylie Nissen receives rural health Emerging Leader Award

Kylie Nissen, senior project coordinator for the State Office of Rural Health program at the Center for Rural Health, received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Oct. 17 during its annual conference in Madison, Wisc. Each year, the organization presents the Emerging Leader Award to an individual [...]

Seven national rural health research centers, including Grand Forks Center for Rural Health, designated for 2012-2016

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) has announced seven Rural Health Research Centers (RHRCs) for 2012-2016, not six as we reported on Wednesday. The amended and complete list, including the RUPRI Center for Rural Policy Analysis, follows: Maine Rural Health Research Center Institution: University of Southern Maine Director: David Hartley North Carolina Rural [...]

Westerhausen joins Center for Rural Health

Cathy Jo Westerhausen has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Westerhausen, an administrative secretary, she supports several programs within the CRH by providing assistance to various faculty and staff members. Prior to joining the CRH, Westerhausen worked at Insight Technologies as a receptionist and was [...]

Shawnda Schroeder joins Rural Health

Shawnda Schroeder has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH). As a coordinator for the CRH’s Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network, she provides technical assistance to rural hospitals, serves as a liaison to statewide stakeholders, and facilitates the exchange of information and network development. Prior to joining the CRH, Schroeder worked as a tobacco [...]

Center for Rural Health director will appear on “Prairie Pulse” April 15

Gary Hart, director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH), will be a guest on the Prairie Public television program “Prairie Pulse,” where he will talk about being the director of the CRH and other topics surrounding rural health. Hart’s interview will air Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. CST and Saturday, April 16 at [...]

Center for Rural Health staff elected to Rural Health Congress

Brad Gibbens and Kathleen Spencer of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) have been elected to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Rural Health Congress. Gibbens has been elected to the Statewide Health Resources constituency group and Spencer to the Research and Education constituency group. They will each serve a two-year term and will participate [...]

Veldhouse joins Center for Rural Health

Darrel Veldhouse has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Veldhouse is a web project coordinator for the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) project at the CRH. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining quality user experience and usability of the RAC web sites, analyzing web site traffic, [...]

Rural hospitals receive funds through the Center for Rural Health

Over 50 rural North Dakota communities will benefit from grants provided to rural hospitals through the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program administered through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This year the North Dakota Flex Program distributed approximately $255,000 through [...]

Lockwood joins Center for Rural Health

Angie Lockwood has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Lockwood is a project assistant for the CRH. In this role she provides support for two statewide federally funded programs—the North Dakota Medicare rural hospital flexibility program (Flex) and the small rural health hospital improvement program (SHIP). She [...]

Muhammad Baqui joins Center for Rural Health

Muhammad Baqui has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Baqui is a web developer for the CRH. In this position, he will design and maintain databases, assist with Web design and maintenance, and provide technical support. Baqui will be working with the Health Workforce Information Center’s [...]

Rural Health welcomes Paula Carter

Paula Morin Carter has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Carter is a research specialist for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the CRH. In this position, she will serve the NRCNAA on a state, regional, and national level as a resource [...]

CRH students to attend Johns Hopkins Winter Institute

Jason Champagne, Sierra Davis and Kyle Hill will attend the Center for American Indian Health 2011 Winter Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 10–14. Jason Champagne is a senior majoring in community nutrition and Indian studies. He is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of [...]

Peterson joins Center for Rural Health

Mandi-Leigh Peterson has joined the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Peterson, a research specialist, will focus on rural health workforce by developing a database to organize statewide information, and estimating projections for future health care workforce needs. Peterson has research interests in North Dakota, including health care, rural [...]

Jaidev joins Center for Rural Health

Akanksha Jaidev has joined the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In this position, she will design and maintain databases, assist with web design and maintenance, and provide technical support. While Jaidev’s primary focus will be working with the Rural Assistance Center’s web site, she will also provide technical [...]

New Rural Health director notes challenges ahead for rural populations

Regardless of which direction health care reform takes in the coming years, its impact on rural populations must be closely monitored says L. Gary Hart, director of the Center of Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “We need to stay in a position that prevents adverse things from happening that [...]

Elaine King joins Rural Health

Elaine King has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. King is an administrative secretary for the Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) and the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) at the CRH. In this position, King is responsible for providing administrative support to program staff, maintaining database contacts, [...]

Funds will enhance quality of health care in rural North Dakota

The North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network has secured $300,000 in federal funding to develop and implement a chronic care model and electronic patient registry over the next three years. A chronic care model enables a team of health care professionals to build a proactive approach to care, and an electronic patient registry is [...]

Welcome reception for Rural Health director is Oct. 18

Please join us in welcoming the new director for the Center for Rural Health, L. Gary Hart, from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Vennes Atrium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Refreshments will follow the reception. Please RSVP to 777-3294 or michelle.graba@med.und.edu by Oct. 11. — Kristine Henke, communications coordinator, Rural Health, 777-0871, kristine.henke@med.und.edu.

Small hospitals receive funds through Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health will distribute over $318,000 from the Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to 36 rural hospitals in North Dakota. “The Center for Rural Health is pleased to continue its partnership with the state’s small rural hospitals. Each year funds are used to support different local health care needs as determined by [...]

Howe joins Center for Rural Health

Melana Howe has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Howe is a quality network stroke project coordinator at the CRH.  A content specialist, she supports hospitals implementing stroke care processes and practices. She is responsible for providing coordination and leadership of a statewide stroke initiative, and [...]

Watson joins Center for Rural Health

Jonathan Watson has joined the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Watson is a project assistant for the CRH. In this role he provides support for two statewide federally funded programs—the North Dakota Medicare rural hospital flexibility program (Flex) and the small rural health hospital improvement program (SHIP). He [...]

Massmann joins Center for Rural Health

Nicole Massmann has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Massmann is a quality network stroke project coordinator at the CRH.   A content specialist, she supports hospitals implementing stroke care processes and practices. She is responsible for providing coordination and leadership of a statewide stroke initiative and will [...]

Hart named director of Center for Rural Health

L. Gary Hart has been named director of the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “I am extremely pleased that we have been able to recruit someone of Dr. Hart’s stature to lead the Center for Rural Health,” said Joshua Wynne, vice president for health affairs and dean of [...]

Mark Barclay joins Center for Rural Health

Mark Barclay has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences as a project coordinator. He promotes the activities of the CRH by coordinating the Center Activity Tracking System (CATS), a management tool developed by the CRH for nationwide use by rural health agencies. He is responsible [...]