Rural Health Issues 3-part series

Part 3: Are We There Yet?




Length of Program: 90 minutes


Course Description:

The process of moving your institution forward is not related only to accomplishing your objectives. As the process is advanced, staff and management must learn to work collaboratively, recognizing that the best interest of the one is the best interest of the other. If mutual benefit is not the goal, then the process is doomed. ARE WE THERE YET addresses the pitfalls and opportunities that exist for the rural hospital in drawing upon the resources of the hospital and broader community. Does the staff clearly understand your strategic goals? Does the Board? How do you communicate with your community? Do they know what your doing, and why? Are short-term goals clearly identified and rewarded? How much will this trip cost us? Will all involved reflect on it as memorable adventure or a nightmare best forgotten?


Contact for the program will include the following:

Identifying realistic objectives, satisfying the needs of participants, fulfilling expectations and valuing the journey as well as the arrival.

  • Keeping the kids happy on the road trip.

  • Travel games

  • Breakdowns

  • Rest Breaks

  • Who’d we leave behind?

  • The Long Haul

  • Rush hour traffic

  • Books on tape

  • Headphones

  • Was that a rhinoceros in the middle of the road?

  • Everyone is sleepy and no one wants to drive.

  • Motel 6?

  • The last leg

  • A week with Auntie Anna and Uncle Willie

  • Look Homeward, Angel

  • You’re either on the bus of off the bus

  • Home sure looks good.


Target Audience:

Rural health facility managers and administrators.



Are We There Yet will examine the nature of the journey to transition, the travelers who will need to join you, the roadblocks, detours and the unexpected breakdowns which are a part of every trip, and the strategies and solutions which will be required to succeed. Using your employees as allies and collaborators in advancing your agenda, accessing resources in the community, establishing appropriate and meaningful roles for your Board, and building a culture of accommodation to change are the key components of this discussion.


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