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Luanne Rife's blog posts

posted 07/15/2019
“You understand you can’t change a culture on a dime," a CEO of a local health system told me. "You have to transform a culture over time."
posted 01/29/2019
The region is the go-to place for helicopter reporting on poverty. But we wanted to provide more than snapshots and to tell stories that also show the resilience and innovation arising from this region.
posted 07/19/2018
In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a new modernized health system take its place?

Luanne Rife's Blog

“You understand you can’t change a culture on a dime," a CEO of a local health system told me. ... more »
posted 07/15/19
The region is the go-to place for helicopter reporting on poverty. But we wanted to provide more... more »
posted 01/29/19
In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a... more »
posted 07/19/18

Luanne Rife's Work

For nearly a year, the former competitors have gathered daily to share information on patients and staffing.
Flossie Horace said she would have been too nervous to care for her grandson without the seemingly simple-looking equipment that allowed her grandson’s nursery to become a sophisticated communication center linked with doctors at the University of Virginia.
Last year, the University of Virginia marked its 1,000th telestroke consultation in its first three years. Thirty-five to 40 patients a month in rural hospitals benefit from specialty care that they wouldn’t otherwise have had.