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The National Rural Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities.

As the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce 

Jun 23, 2020

In this inaugural episode of Managing from the Middle: Leading Through Change, listeners will begin to understand the transition to value-based care and population health and why mid-level management plays a critical role. Joining the conversation are Kyle Southerland, Special Projects and Community Health Coordinator with Bacon County Hospital in Georgia and Terry Hill, Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy at the National Rural Health Resource Center.

“You first have to realize that there is a change that is relevant, not just to leadership or mid-level managers, it’s relevant to the entire organization.”

~Kyle Southerland 

Kyle Southerland grew up in Alma, GA, a small town known as the blueberry capital. Alma is a rural farming community with a population of less than 4,000.

Bacon County Hospital and Health System is Alma’s largest employer. Kyle returned home in May of 2017 for an internship there became a full-time employee in August of 2017. His role includes ownership of multiple projects in population health, community engagement and quality improvement.

Terry Hill grew up in Central Alaska about 200 miles away from the nearest hospital or clinic, so he comes to rural health with that background.

Terry has been working with rural hospitals across the country for the last 30 years and is the founder of the National Rural Health Resource Center. He has moved to a senior advisor role but continues to work with rural hospitals in every state helping rural hospitals make the transition to value.