Leaders in health transformation.

About The Rural
Collaborative

Honest sharing is the heartbeat of the Rural Collaborative. Our members subscribe to the belief that together we will survive, individually we will not. At the Collaborative, members actively support one another, sharing ideas and working collectively to achieve excellence in rural healthcare for their communities. Collaborative staff support members in this common goal.


The Collaborative was formed in 2003 by eight rural public hospital districts in Washington State and and has since grown to 21 members. As we continue to build TRC, interdependence among members will remain the key to adding value. Shared savings and reduced costs through interdependence has created significant financial advantages for our small, rural hospitals, which translates into their ability to better serve their communities.

At our 2020 Board Retreat, we committed to three strategic goals:

  1. Offer products and services which enable members to achieve and sustain Quadruple AIM goals.
  2. The Collaborative is financially sustainable. Collaborative members benefit financially due to Collaborative services and offerings.
  3. As the foundation for the defense and promotion of rural healthcare, begin the development and execution of a multi-year plan providing a springboard to a broader, more formal rural health network.

The Rural Collaborative

Our Vision

To accelerate the advancement of rural healthcare

The Rural Collaborative

Our Values

The Rural Collaborative

Our Purpose

We defend, create and design the future of rural health care through collective strategy and action.

The Rural Collaborative

Our Mission

We defend, create and design the future of rural health care through collective strategy and action.