Rural Emergency Hospital Designation Resources

Harney Dist Hospital



Understanding the Rural Emergency Hospital Designation

March 15, 2023

Presenters:  Harvey Licht (Varela Consulting Group) and George Pink, PhD (North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Presentation video | Slides


  • Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Background
  • Key Findings from Recent Research on REHs
  • Profile of Hospitals Likely to Pursue REH Designation
  • Conditions of Participation
  • Logistical and Structural Considerations
  • Next Steps to Pursuing REH Designation
  • Resources
  • Facilitates - Q/A

Please follow this link for the full Conditions of Participation Document.

For more information about the Rural Emergency Hospital Designation, please contact Sarah Andersen |