For uninsured and underinsured patients, it takes a team approach to ensure they can access the healthcare services they need. The South Carolina Office of Rural Health facilitates the development of networks of hospitals, free clinics, certified Rural Health Clinics, community health centers, physicians, medication providers, behavioral health providers, local health departments, and social service providers. Together, these networks can leverage their resources and align their services to deliver the right type of care at the right time to as many patients as possible.
SCORH’s network development efforts include support of three Rural Health Networks – Northeastern, Tri-County, and Upper Midlands. SCORH also works alongside the South Carolina Hospital Association to support the AccessHealthSC and Healthy Outcomes Plan networks. These networks are making strides to improve health outcomes and reduce system costs through better coordinated care for uninsured, chronically ill patients.
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- Program planning and development
- Sustainability planning
- Strategic planning
- Network Director staff development
- Board of Directors education and support
- Marketing and outreach
- Revenue generation and grant development
- South Carolina Healthcare Marketplace information and resources
- Patient navigation technical expertise
- Connection to statewide and local resources
Amanda Hiers joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2021 and currently serves as a program manager for the Community Health Transformation team.
In this role, she leads network development and provides technical assistance resources for community leaders and healthcare providers related to community-based population health programs.