Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program

The SHIP (Small Rural Hospital Improvement Project) is funded through support from the Indiana State Office of Rural Health. The funding provided through this grant opportunity will provide education and training to all eligible Indiana rural, critical access hospitals through various projects. 


This simulation project will aim to provide real-life clinical experience by using task trainers, mannequins, virtual reality, and standardized patients. 

During this four-year project, participating hospitals will receive the following:
  • Training opportunities strategically conducted at sites across Indiana focused on preparing health care professionals with hands-on, simulation-based educational modalities which emphasize learning within interprofessional teams;

  • Training day to consist of brief lecture followed by interactive, rotating breakout sessions consisting of simulations, case studies, and work group activities.

  • Scholarships to attend in-person educational programs;

  • Pre-training available prior to interactive training day, which will include a live session and pre-recorded session;

  • Assessment to be completed prior to each training opportunity, which will allow for customized educational opportunities; and

  • Monthly email communication with updates and sharing.



Rural Health Innovation Collaborative

1606 N 7th Street

Terre Haute, IN 47804

(812) 238-4625

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