Medicare Rural Flexibility Grant Program

Medicare Rural Flexibility Grant Program (FLEX)

The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (FLEX) Grant Program is made available through the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Center for Rural Health. The FLEX mini grants offered each year vary based on needs and interests of our hospitals as well as national or state initiatives.

This year's FLEX program offered opportunities for hospitals to initiate community based projects to prevent and/or decrease the incidence of chronic disease in rural areas; strengthen their internal quality improvement programs and/or improve delivery of services for obese patients in the hospital setting; engage in patient safety programs; address workforce issues through advertising/marketing initiatives and innovative programs to retain employees in critical positions; provide governing board education on strategic planning and/or policy development; conduct financial evaluation/analysis of current or potentially new hospital service(s); encourage local network development for purposes of creating a new community service and/or enhancing current services in collaboration with local health departments; and provide EMS educational programs and equipment purchases to upgrade overall competencies and capabilities.

  Applications and Grant Reports

2017 Customer Service Improvement Grant Reporting Form
2017 Disease Management/Population Health Grant Reporting Form
2017 EMS STEMI Grant Reporting Form
2017 Financial Assessment Revenue Cycle Grant Reporting Form
2017 Outpatient Services Grant Reporting Form

  2016 FLEX Grant Award Winners

2016 EMS Education & Equipment Grant:

  1. Genesis Medical Center
  2. HSHS St. Francis Hospital
  3. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
  4. Illini Community Hospital
  5. Marshall Browning Hospital
  6. Mason District Hospital
  7. Morrison Community Hospital
  8. Pana Community Hospital
  9. Paris Community Hospital
  10. Richland Memorial Hospital
  11. Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital

2016 Financial Assessment/Revenue Cycle Grant:

  1. Dr. John Warner Hospital
  2. Fairfield Memorial Hospital
  3. Ferrell Hospital
  4. Franklin Hospital
  5. Kirby Medical Center
  6. Mason District Hospital
  7. Midwest Medical Center
  8. Pinckneyville Community Hospital
  9. Sparta Community Hospital

2016 Outpatient Services Grant:

  1. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
  2. Fairfield Memorial Hospital
  3. Hamilton Memorial Hospital
  4. Hardin County General Hospital
  5. Hillsboro Area Hospital
  6. Illini Community Hospital
  7. Memorial Hospital, Carthage
  8. Paris Community Hospital
  9. Pinckneyville Community Hospital
  10. Salem Township Hospital
  11. Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital
  12. Shelby Memorial Hospital
  13. SIH/St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
  14. Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital
  15. Washington County Hospital

2016 Customer Service Improvement Grant:

  1. Clay County Hospital
  2. Community Memorial Hospital
  3. Ferrell Hospital
  4. Hammond-Henry Hospital
  5. HSHS St. Francis Hospital
  6. Iroquois Memorial Hospital
  7. Mercy Harvard Hospital
  8. Midwest Medical Center
  9. Shelby Memorial Hospital
  10. Wabash General Hospital

2016 Disease Management/Population Health Grant:

  1. Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center
  2. Carlinville Area Hospital
  3. Clay County Hospital
  4. Crawford Memorial Hospital
  5. Genesis Medical Center
  6. Gibson Area Hospital - EW
  7. Hopedale Medical Complex - KB
  8. HSHS St. Francis Hospital
  9. Illini Community Hospital
  10. Mason District Hospital
  11. Memorial Hospital, Carthage
  12. OSF Holy Family Medical Center
  13. OSF Saint Luke Medical Center
  14. Perry Memorial Hospital - MH
  15. Pinckneyville Community Hospital
  16. Washington County Hospital