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The Rural Voice

It’s important to share our stories during these trying times to not only educate our communities but to inspire each other. Introducing “The Rural Voice” with Sharma Vaughn, Executive Director for WHA’s Community Care Alliance.


It was probably because at that very moment, I watched the first of the Twin Towers fall and knew that in addition to the regular fears of being a new parent, I would be raising the baby now safely tucked in my tummy in a world where something like this could happen. Read More.

Be Strong and Courageous

Hospital CEOs carry the pain that making the right decision to preserve the cash flow will mean severing an employee from their livelihood – or maybe a hundred employees. No one in their small town will remain untouched by this. Read More.


Hospitals are counting on their communities.  We count on them to see our value.  We depend on them like we depend on life-saving personal protective equipment.  While we’re counting, we know the community is too. Read More.

Essentially the Reason We’re Here

They say in rural, we may argue with one another, but when it comes down to brass tacks, nobody else better mess with us. Yeah, we have our rumblings, and there’s some growling from time to time, but when push comes to shove, communities come together. Read More.

The Battle of the Bulge

Years ago, when I was visiting Belgium, I met a man in the Bastogne War Museum: The Battle of the Bulge. The man was 11 years old during World War II “when the GI Joes liberated the city,” he told me. Read More.