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Rural Health Rising

Rural Health Rising

Rural Health Rising is a weekly podcast exploring the healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America.

Episode 151: Rural Health Road Trip: The Last Frontier State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Jared Kosin, president and CEO of the Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow AHHA! https://www.alaskahha.org/ https://www.facebook.com/alaskahha/  https://twitter.com/alaskahha https://www.instagram.com/alaskahha/ Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
May 16, 2024

Episode 150: Strengthening Maternal Healthcare in Rural Communities

Every community needs maternal and infant healthcare, and yet, many rural areas no longer have access to it. In a time when obstetric care is becoming more and more difficult to find, some rural hospitals are striving to sustain the high-quality birthing services that every woman, infant and family that needs. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Jennifer Mewes, RN, OB Leader at Iowa Specialty Hospital. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
May 9, 2024

Episode 149: Rural Health Road Trip: The Tar Heel State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Maggie Sauer, Director of the North Carolina Office of Rural Health. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow NCDHHS!  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/follow-ncdhhs-social-media https://www.facebook.com/ncdhhs/ https://www.instagram.com/ncdhhs/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/ncdhhs/ https://twitter.com/ncdhhs https://www.youtube.com/user/ncdhhs/featured  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
May 2, 2024

Episode 148: Rural Health Road Trip: The Volunteer State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Jacy Warrell, chief executive officer of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the Rural Health Association of Tennessee! https://www.tnruralhealth.org/ https://www.facebook.com/TNRuralHealth  https://twitter.com/TNRuralHealth  https://www.linkedin.com/company/tnruralhealth/ https://www.instagram.com/tnruralhealth/  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
April 25, 2024

Episode 147: Live from National Council on Mental Wellbeing #NatCon2024

Mental health and substance use treatment organizations are vital to hospitals across the country, especially those serving rural areas where behavioral health providers and services are more limited. These organizations often bridge the gap between a patient boarding in the ER and their safe discharge home, or an inpatient stay and post discharge follow-up care. On todays episode, hosts JJ and Rachel are live in St Louis, MO at the National Council on Mental Wellbeing with guest Annette Dubas, Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (NABHO). Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media! https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/ Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer https://www.kenjiulmer.com/
April 18, 2024

Episode 146: Strategies for National Rural Health

Understanding the challenges and opportunities in rural healthcare is necessary for healthcare leaders. Rural hospitals must develop strategies to address these issues for the benefit of their patients and communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Amy Elizondo, Chief Strategy Officer for the National Rural Health Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the Missouri Rural Health Association! https://mrhassociation.org/  https://www.facebook.com/MORuralHealth  https://twitter.com/MORuralHealth https://www.linkedin.com/company/missouri-rural-health-association/ https://www.instagram.com/MORuralHealth  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
April 11, 2024

Episode 145: Rural Health Road Trip: The Show-Me State

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Heidi Lucas, Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Health Association. Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the Missouri Rural Health Association! https://mrhassociation.org/  https://www.facebook.com/MORuralHealth  https://twitter.com/MORuralHealth https://www.linkedin.com/company/missouri-rural-health-association/ https://www.instagram.com/MORuralHealth  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/
April 4, 2024

Episode 144: Rural Health Road Trip: The New England States

Rural healthcare is much the same and also very different from state to state across the country. State rural healthcare associations tackle issues that support their members’ ability to provide care in their rural communities. On today’s episode, hosts JJ and Rachel talk with Andy Lowe, Executive Director of the New England Rural Health Association Follow Rural Health Rising on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthpod/  https://twitter.com/hillsdaleCEOJJ/  https://twitter.com/ruralhealthrach/ Follow the New England Rural Health Association! https://www.nerha.org/ https://www.facebook.com/newenglandruralhealth.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/new-england-rural-health-association/  Follow Hillsdale Hospital on social media!  https://www.facebook.com/hillsdalehospital/  https://www.twitter.com/hillsdalehosp/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/hillsdale-community-health-center/  https://www.instagram.com/hillsdalehospital/  Audio Engineering & Original Music by Kenji Ulmer  https://www.kenjiulmer.com/ 
March 28, 2024
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Rural Health Rising

Listen as Hillsdale Hospital President and CEO J.J Hodshire teams up with Director of Marketing & Development Rachel Lott to interview experts in rural health and rural issues that impact healthcare.

Rural Health Rising aims to bring attention to the unique circumstances rural healthcare providers operate within and create awareness regarding the major issues facing rural hospitals today. From rural hospital leaders to academic researchers to educators and economic development professionals, we hope to shed light on the important role rural hospitals play in their communities.

Team

JJ Hodshire

JJ Hodshire

Jeremiah J. (JJ) Hodshire is President & CEO of Hillsdale Hospital. He co-hosts Rural Health Rising, a weekly podcast about healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America. He joined Hillsdale in 2010 as Director of Organizational Development, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2019 and taking the helm as President & CEO in June 2020. Before that, he served as Hillsdale County Undersheriff for 10 years. JJ holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University and a BA in Political Economics from Hillsdale College.
Rachel Lott

Rachel Lott

Rachel J. Lott is Director of Marketing & Development at Hillsdale Hospital, leading marketing, development and community outreach. She produces and co-hosts Rural Health Rising, a weekly podcast about healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America. She joined Hillsdale in June 2019 from PR agency Group Stellar, where she was VP & Creative Director. She has also worked in economic development and education. She has a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and a BA in Journalism-PR from Baylor University.

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