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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

The Federal Trade Commission asked a Vanderbilt University law professor to set the stage for a discussion on state laws that shield merging hospital rivals from antitrust actions.
Ballad Health in October stopped performing surgeries at a Norton hospital, but it is unclear if and when patients or state regulators were notified.
The United Company Foundation issued a $1 million challenge grant to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg to be used to help lower medical school debt for doctors who agree to practice in Southwest Virginia.