Kahler Slater Presented at AHA’s National Rural Health Leadership Conference

Kahler Slater Executive Officer Jim Rasche and CEO of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital presented Grand Itasca's journey to create an Integrated Delivery System at this year's AHA Rural Health Leadership Conference. They discussed our work with GIC&H as they integrated an independent physician's group in an effort to revitalize a financially challenged rural hospital. The integration included a new replacement campus which was made possible through HUD 242 funding as well as a $20m innovation grant and was awarded 2009 Modern Healthcare Design Award of Excellence.

Relevant to today's health care and Medicare reform discussions, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital's new integrated delivery system is yielding increased efficiency, lower operational costs, shared accountability and ultimately a better patient experience.

We were honored to be a part of this event. To learn more about the conference, please visit their website.

To learn more about Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, please see their project profile.