JCCH administrator named to Rural Health Congress


MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. – Lisa Heaton, AVP/administrator for Johnson County Community Hospital (JCCH), has been selected to serve as a representative to the Rural Health Congress, the policy-making body of the National Rural Health Association.

As part of the policy-making body of the NRHA, Heaton will be in a position to influence how the organization moves forward on hot-topic issues like accountable care organizations, Medicaid reform, design of new rural delivery and payment models, and many more.

The next meeting of the Rural Health Congress will be at the Policy Institute on Jan. 29 in Washington, D.C. Other meetings are scheduled during 2012. 

The Rural Health Congress is made up of elected representatives from each of the association’s nine constituency groups, State Association Council, State Office Council, issue groups and officers. This gives the board grassroots representation that reflects the concerns of NRHA’s membership. The Rural Health Congress determines the association’s positions on public policy.

 For more information, visit www.ruralhealthweb.org.

About Mountain States Health Alliance

Mountain States Health Alliance, a not-for-profit health care organization based in Johnson City, Tenn., operates a family of hospitals serving a 29-county, four-state region (Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina). MSHA offers a large tertiary hospital, several community hospitals, two critical access hospitals, rehabilitation, a children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, home care and hospice services as well as a comprehensive medical management corporation. Its 13,500 team members, associated physicians and volunteers are committed to its mission of bringing loving care to health care. For more information, visit www.msha.com.

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