• Program designed to help rural hospitals develop strategic plans
  • Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act passed in 2018
  • Application deadline is September 13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for the second round of 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. Eight hospitals were chosen to participate in the first round of the program.

“Governor Lee has placed a major emphasis on our rural parts of the state, and we are proud to assist our rural communities with initiatives like the Rural Hospital Transformation Program,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “This program is designed to provide adequate assistance to our rural counties and help them maintain successful hospitals for their communities. I look forward to seeing what this program can do for our rural counties across the state.”

Rural hospitals are eligible to apply. TNECD will accept applications through Friday, September 13, 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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