The Montana Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program provides funding to spur quality and performance improvement activities, stabilize rural hospital finance and integrate population health and emergency medical services (EMS) into existing health care systems. The program encourages the development of cooperative systems of care in rural areas to increase efficiencies. Forty-eight of Montana’s critical access hospitals benefit from the program and participate in the Performance Improvement Network (PIN), which facilitates the sharing of resources related to meeting these goals.
The mission of the Montana Rural Healthcare Performance Improvement Network is to develop and provide a collaborative support system which will enable small rural hospitals to have the ability to deliver quality care and achieve customer satisfaction.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $806,474 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by MT DPHHS, Montana Health Research & Education Foundation (MHREF), HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.