Now Enrolling for Fall 2023 Cohort – Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program

August 11, 2023

Now Enrolling for Fall 2023 Cohort – Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program

NRHA’s Rural Hospital Certification Programs were created by rural hospital leaders for rural hospital leaders to empower them to lead their rural hospitals and communities to success. The Center for Rural Leadership has recently expanded its program offerings, with certifications now available for rural nurses, rural hospital board members, CMOs and human resources and the first cohorts in each launching this month.

Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program

Participants engaging in this program will be empowered to lead rural hospitals as CEO’s to thrive, not just survive, and to improve the quality of life in rural America by effectively leading their hospitals and communities to create a culture of wellness.


The building blocks that make up the course curriculum were developed by successful rural hospital CEOs by answering this question: “What do you know now that you wish you would have known then?

  • Leadership Building Bloc
    • INTRA-Personal Leadership
    • INTER-Personal Leadership
  • Operational Building Bloc
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Data Analytics & Predictive Analytics
    • Lean Management
    • IT/Cybersecurity
    • Insurance
    • Strategic Planning & Working with your Board
  • Financial Building Bloc
    • Fee for Service
    • Population Health
    • Dashboard Items
    • Supply Chain
  • Clinical Building Bloc
    • Physician/Patient Outcomes
    • Physician/Providers
    • Quality
    • Physician Engagement

Learn more about this and other programs

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