Sarah M. Craig joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2015, and currently serves as the director of the Health System Innovation team. In this role, she provides targeted support to rural hospitals, emergency medical service (EMS) systems, and primary care providers in South Carolina. She is responsible for engaging the state’s four critical access hospitals in quality improvement activities/initiatives.
Sarah oversees the requirements of several funding sources related to this work, including the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (FLEX) funding and EMS supplement, the federal Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) grant, a Duke Endowment community paramedic grant, a rural hospital workforce grant and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine EMS leadership and tuition assistance grant.
Sarah received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,205,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.