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Indiana hospitals seek federal loan extension

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

As the public health emergency continues, Indiana hospitals are hopeful they will have more time to pay off federal loans such as the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, also known as MAAPP. The repayment due date is August 1 unless it is extended by Congress.

“We are anxious to hear within the next couple of days,” said Cara Veale, the CEO of the Indiana Rural Health Association. “I’m hopeful that the terms of the program have been modified.”


IRHA names new CEO following major search, experienced rural professional Cara Veale to succeed Don Kelso

Posted By: IRHA | Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Daviess Community Hospital senior administrator selected following extensive search and review of more than 50 candidates.


LAST MINUTE MUSINGS: Unsure about visiting the hospital? Consider the alternatives

Friday, May 8, 2020

I’ll admit it: When I got a call early last week requesting my presence at Putnam County Hospital on Wednesday, I had mixed feelings about it. Why would any sane person walk into a hospital when there’s still you-know-what to worry about? But common sense got the better of me.


6 Steps for rural hospitals to rise to the coronavirus challenge

Friday, May 8, 2020

The primary steps Margaret Mary Health took to address a surge of coronavirus patients included formation of a response team and expansion of telemedicine.


IRHA awarded $828,000 in HRSA funding to help combat COVID-19 in rural communities through technical assistance for telehealth

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

IRHA telehealth group presently dealing with “phones ringing off their hooks and floods of e-mails” requesting assistance in establishing and leveraging telehealth resources.


IRHA offers cost-effective telehealth platform

Friday, April 17, 2020

IRHA responds to rural healthcare crisis with cost-effective telehealth platform option for physicians, providers through WhiteBark division