HomeTown Health Synergizes Forty Rural Hospital CEO’s to Meet With Key Legislative Leaders February 9th at Georgia's Capitol

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“This day is about the survival of Georgia’s rural hospitals,” said CEO Jimmy Lewis

Join HomeTown Health at Georgia's Capital for CEO Day on 2.9.12

“This annual event allows for Rural Hospital CEO’s to have unprecedented access to the people who have the ability to bring about the change that’s necessary to sustain Georgia’s Rural Hospitals” said HomeTown CEO Jimmy Lewis.

HomeTown Health, an active presence advocating for Georgia’s rural hospital communities, will be hosting CEO Day at Georgia’s Capitol Building on February 9, 2012 in response to the urgent need for rural hospitals and their leadership to be informed as they head into the maze of changes on the health care horizon. With Georgia’s Medicaid Program redesign, budget cuts & new payment models to assess, Georgia’s Rural Hospital CEO’s are poised to shoulder the weight of many changes, difficult challenges, and rapid adaptations to flex with the ever-changing landscape.

Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health has organized a power packed day of meetings with Georgia’s legislative leadership and budget committee members that will directly affect rural hospital budgets at the state level. This groundbreaking CEO Day event is highlighted by visits with Governor Nathan Deal, and Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, and the agenda includes the following legislators speaking on topics relevant to rural hospitals and provider leadership:

  •     Representative Terry England –Appropriations Chairman – Budget Overview;
  •     Representative Butch Parrish – Medicaid Subcommittee Chairman;
  •     DCH Medicaid Director - Dr. Jerry Dubberly;
  •     DCH Deputy Commissioner – Blake Fulenwider -Navigant Report
  •     Governor Nathan Deal
  •     Navigant Overview
  •     Lunch with Legislators Sloppy Floyd
  •     Senator Jack Hill -- Budget Discussion
  •     Lt Gov. Casey Cagle
  •      Scott Maxwell – Grass Roots Political Action Initiatives

(**All schedules subject to the legislative schedule of the day.)

There will also be very critical updates on the new Navigant transition. The Navigant challenge has grown in complexity, and this is a critical time to be at the Capitol to hear these comments and overviews. This is also a major opportunity for the Rural Hospital leadership to be heard by Georgia’s legislative leaders. “Rural hospitals must find new, innovative ways to adapt to the new changes in the entire health care process, some of it statewide, some at the national level. This annual event allows for Rural Hospital CEO’s to have unprecedented access to the influential people who have the ability to bring about the change that’s necessary to sustain Georgia’s Rural Hospitals” said HomeTown CEO Jimmy Lewis.

Rural hospital C Level leaders do not want to miss this important opportunity to learn more insights surrounding the Medicaid budget cuts and the Navigant Redesign and Transition in the state of Georgia.

HomeTown Health, LLC is an organization of rural and small hospitals, located throughout the state of Georgia, who collectively pursue ways to help these hospitals survive in this environment of tremendous change and budget cuts from the state and federal level. What began as a handful of community hospitals twelve years ago has now grown into an organization of 56 hospital members, 55 business partners and a provider of accredited healthcare education.

Visit http://www.hometownhealthonline.com for more information.

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