Education and Roundtables: The ability to work with other facilities and individuals to expand available resources is just one benefit of network membership. Northland capitalizes on this and brings together task forces to share information and, in many cases, to develop programs or products relating to their respective interests. The 15 task forces include the following groups: behavioral health; capital equipment; community health needs assessment; critical access hospital; education; financial services; information technology, HIPAA, human resources, marketing medical records, membership-new member recruitment, physician services; equipment services, and quality improvement. Northland sponsors an ongoing leadership development course for middle managers. This course covers a comprehensive set of training modules addressing strategic planning, problem solving, communication, budgeting, conducting meetings and conflict resolution.
Grant Development: Northland Healthcare Alliance has assembled a group of individuals with expertise to assist facilities in grant writing endeavors. In addition, the Alliance has vigorously pursued relevant grant programs to augment the resources of the network and expand programs that will assist each entity in fulfilling its mission. Funding organizations respond more favorably to applications that offer impact in more than 15 communities.
Critical Access Hospital Services: Assistance is also available for critical access hospital issues such as quality/compliance issues, financial aspects and general regulation compliance. Our staff has received extensive training to assist and facilitate issues that affect critical access hospital facilities. This resource is available to members to support them on an ongoing basis.