Rural Health Leaders: Speaker Spotlight – Dr. Matt Owens & Bridget Diamond-Welch

​At SDAHO’s Rural Health Leaders Conference, attendees will gain practical guidance in healthcare issues uniquely focused on rural health. This conference will bring industry experts to speak on South Dakota specific rural health priorities – workforce, behavioral health and facility infrastructure. Participants will learn new models of care, innovative strategies, grant opportunities and receive updates on current and future rural health regulations.

Join Dr. Matt Owens and Bridget Diamond-Welch on June 9, as they discuss the H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program designed to alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations serving rural populations.  This session will review the grant, discuss potential opportunities for SD healthcare facilities and share how this program is being deployed in a SD county.

We welcome you to join SDAHO June 9 and 10 in Pierre, SD. The Rural Health Leaders Conference is designed for healthcare leaders focused on improving health in rural South Dakota. Targeted audience includes hospital CEO’s, CNO’s, long-term care administrators, CFO’s, health care board members, and other leaders within hospital and post-acute care setting. To view the full agenda and to register, click here.

Dr. Matt Owens
Bridget Diamond-Welch