Last fall, NOSORH released the State Office of Rural Health Roadmap for Working with Vulnerable Hospitals-October 2016. The “roadmap” is a comprehensive document full of resources helpful to State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), including a self-assessment for determining the role of the SORH in hospital closures. NOSORH recently excerpted the toolkit with links to important resources for states and communities grappling with a vulnerable hospital.
This easy-to-share resource is available here on the NOSORH website.
Last November, NOSORH released the State Office of Rural Health Roadmap for Working with Vulnerable Hospitals and Communities followed by a webinar to share best practices from SORH working with these vulnerable communities. A valuable resource from this Roadmap is a SORH Self-Assessment to help SORH determine what role they should or should not play in providing technical assistance to vulnerable hospitals and communities. The assessment is meant to be a general guide for discussion and framework for articulating the technical assistance role of the SORH. It’s important to note that the role of the SORH may need to change over time, depending on the technical assistance needs of the vulnerable hospitals and communities. More resources to assist SORH with this issue can be found on the NOSORH website.