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TNECD Accepting Applications for Rural Hospital Transformation Program

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 01:29pm
  • Program designed to help rural hospitals develop strategic plans
  • Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act passed in 2018
  • Application deadline is May 3 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for the Rural Hospital Transformation Program.

Originating from the Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act of 2018, the program is designed to provide rural hospitals with technical assistance and strategic plans to preserve health care services in rural Tennessee communities.

“Hospitals are a vital part of the economic fabric of rural Tennessee, and it’s critically important that we ensure they remain a viable source of both quality jobs for residents and essential care for patients,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “I’m encouraged by the efforts of the Rural Hospital Transformation Program and the possible solutions we can find to strengthen and sustain Tennessee’s rural hospitals.”

Rural hospitals are eligible to apply. TNECD will accept applications through Friday, May 3, 2019. Recipients will receive consulting services from Navigant Consulting, LLC. In collaboration with the local hospital and stakeholders, Navigant Consulting will identify new delivery models, strategic partnerships and operational changes that will enable the continuation of health care services.

TNECD administers the Rural Hospital Transformation Program in consultation with an advisory committee made up of committee members in seven state departments and three non-profit organizations.

For more information, applicants can go here.


About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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