Rural Health Leadership Radio™

Over the last ten years, over 100 rural hospitals have closed their doors. Roughly one in three rural hospitals have been identified as “at risk.” If there was ever a need for strong leadership, that time is now. RHLR’s mission is to provide a forum to have conversations with rural health leaders to discuss and share ideas about what is working, what is not working, lessons learned, success stories, strategies, things to avoid and anything else you want to talk and hear about. RHLR provides a voice for rural health. The only investment is your time, and our goal is to make sure you receive a huge return on your investment. For more information, visit or e-mail
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Dec 20, 2016

Glenn Robinson has been the President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest since September 2007. He previously held several CEO positions at hospitals in Texas, Oregon and South Carolina.  

“You have got to be willing to learn from others, and then you've got to be able to pass it along. 

A Georgia native and graduate of the University of Alabama, Glenn completed graduate school at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  

He has more than 30 years’ experience in hospital and healthcare management, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has received several professional awards and serves on a number of national and state healthcare policy boards. He also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer for both Baylor University and Trinity University and is involved in several non-profit organizations and community councils.

Dec 13, 2016

Terry’s role as Senior Advisor is focused on Rural Health Leadership and Policy. Terry has more than thirty years’ experience in rural health care working with rural health leaders in 47 states. He has facilitated seven national summit meetings, written dozens of published articles, led eleven national demonstration projects in rural health and helped to develop three national health care delivery models: critical access hospitals (CAH), frontier extended stay clinics (FESC) and frontier community health integration models (FCHIP).

“It's become very clear over the course of my career that leadership is the single most important determinant of success for virtually any endeavor for any organization.”

Terry served as president of the Minnesota Public Health Association, twice as president of the National Cooperative of Health Networks and was Executive Director of both the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Minnesota Center for Rural Health. He testified on a variety of health topics at Congressional committees and subcommittees at the White House and participated in numerous rural health research projects. He has been teaching management and leadership for the MBA program at The College of St. Scholastica for eleven years, and previously lectured at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Terry received the 2014 Presidents Award from the National Rural Health Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Health Accountable Care Organization.

Dec 6, 2016

Mike Huff is the CEO of Olney Hamilton Hospital, a critical access hospital located in Olney, Texas, which is in the north central part of Texas, about half-way between the Dallas and Amarillo.  Mike has been the CEO there since 2011.  Prior to that he was the President of the East Georgia Division of St. Joseph’s Health Systems in Atlanta, GA, and President & CEO of St. Joseph’s at East Georgia, a critical access hospital.

“Yogi Berra used to say, "when you come to the fork in the road, take it". That's kind of the way I feel now in this environment.”

Under Mike’s leadership, Olney Hamilton Hospital has been recognized as 

  • “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare
  • Overall excellence in Outcomes by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NORSOPH) and iVantage Health Analytics.
  • Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by the National Rural Health Association based on 9 indices:
    • Inpatient market share
    • Outpatient market share
    • Population risk
    • Cost
    • Charge
    • Quality
    • Outcomes
    • Patient perspectives
    • Financial stability

In 2016 Olney Hamilton Hospital was recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for the second year in a row.