Case Studies

Making a Big Difference in a Small Town

ELGIN, ND—Small hospitals, the centers of vital emergency care, face many challenges and typically struggle to obtain new technology on a limited budget. When emergencies arise, these hospitals are tasked with saving the lives of those who live nearby, assessing injuries, and making life-or-death... Read More

Celebrating National Rural Health Day with Walter Panzirer

This year on National Rural Health Day , we join people from across the country to celebrate major achievements in rural health and look forward to the exciting advancements yet to come. We sat down with Trustee Walter Panzirer to explore why rural America is so close to his heart and to talk about... Read More

Celebrating Healthcare Simulation Week

In honor of Healthcare Simulation Week, we are sharing stories from Simulation in Motion (SIM), a mobile education training system that brings state–of-the-art, hands-on training to prehospital and hospital personnel. Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program has granted over $20 million for SIM. The... Read More

Making Strides in Native American Health

Dr. Donald Warne, an Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995 as a primary care physician. “I went into primary care a little naively,” he now admits. “I thought I could have a big impact on Indian health as a... Read More

A Milestone for Healthier Hearts in the Upper Midwest

Since 2010, cardiac care has been a significant focus area of the Rural Healthcare Program, which works to improve access to quality healthcare in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Program has reached an exciting milestone – ambulances and hospitals in... Read More

Paramedics train with the LUCAS 2 device.

Lifesaving CPR Technology for Cardiac Arrest Patients

The LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System fully automates CPR that is faster and more effective than when administered manually. Every year, more than 480,000 Americans suffer an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, only five percent survive. However, thanks to an innovative new technology, the... Read More

Mission: Lifeline

Mission: Lifeline

CEO of the American Heart Association, Nancy Brown, spoke to the Trust about Mission: Lifeline, a program of the association designed to help hospitals and EMS personnel develop comprehensive, integrated systems of care to improve outcomes for those suffering the most serious heart attacks and out-... Read More