Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program

August 05, 2019

On behalf of the Health Resources Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), and Delta Regional Authority (DRA), The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) is excited to announce Pinckneyville Community Hospital has been selected to participate in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. Through the DRCHSD Program, the DRA and FORHP have partnered to support rural communities with an opportunity to receive intensive technical assistance (TA).

The TA consists of various assessments, onsite consultations, workshops and educational trainings, which will be provided through a multi-year phased-in approach. The Program is designed to increase the efficiency of the local health care delivery system practices by focusing on care coordination, social services integration, emergency medical services access, and workforce recruitment and retention with the goal to:

Improve financial position and increase operational efficiencies
Implement quality improvements that support an evidenced-based culture for improved health outcomes
Address workforce recruitment and retention needs
Increase use of telemedicine to fill service gaps and access to care
Ensure access to and availability of Emergency Medical Services
Integrate social services to address socio-economic challenges
Enhance coordination of care and develop a community care coordination plan
Strengthen the local health care delivery system to position for population health

With the support of the DRA and FORHP, The Center is proud to recognize Pinckneyville Community Hospital for this outstanding accomplishment! The Center looks forward to working with Pinckneyville Community Hospital and its community of Pinckneyville, IL.

"In March, when we first heard about this grant, we immediately knew the great opportunity that this grant would offer to our hospital and community, states Randall Dauby, CEO of Pinckneyville Community Hospital. "So, with high anticipations, we applied and nervously waited to see if we were one of the select few to be awarded. Today, we share our excitement and look forward to working with the DRA, FORHP and The Center on such a wonderful program."

To learn more about the DRA and FORHP collaboration to support rural communities through the DRCHSD Program, visit the Delta Regional Authority website.