does the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) work?
receive direct grant funds, ranging between $8,000 and $9,000, to use towards:
data collection activities in order to facilitate reporting to Hospital Compare;
accurate billing and coding systems;
accountability across the continuum of care and improving care transitions
between ambulatory and acute, acute to upstream, and acute to stabilization
quality outcomes that focus on activities in support of quality improvement such
as; reduction of medical errors, education and training in data collection,
reporting, and benchmarking.
is the eligibility criteria for SHIP grants?
available beds or less, as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report,
in a rural area (located outside a Metropolitan
Statistical Area (MSA)
or located in a rural census tract of a MSA as determined under the Goldsmith Modification), and
as a non-Federal, short-term, general acute care facility
Only two hospitals in Maryland qualify
for this program:
Regional Medical Center in Garrett County
Foundation, Inc. in Somerset County.
Funding for this program is under the
State Office of Rural Health (SORH).
more information, contact:
Temi Oshiyoye, M.P.H.
Director, Maryland State Office of Rural Health
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464