Staff

 


Ann K. Peton
apeton@vcom.vt.edu

Ms. Ann K. Peton, MPH

is the Director for the National Center for Rural Health Works and the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD) both located in Blacksburg, Virginia. She became the new Director for NCRHW in 2017 after the retirement of our founder Dr. Gerald Doeksen.

With over 30 years’ experience working with local, state and national entities and individuals regarding geographic information systems (GIS) applications and usage, Ms. Peton established NCAHD in order to create and provide the most complete and consistent set of healthcare workforce data and mapping tools in the nation for physicians and seventeen other non-physician healthcare providers.  Successful partnerships with AMA, AOA, HRSA and many other healthcare centers, national provider organizations and other stakeholders has affirmed NCAHD as a leader in support healthcare research, hospital network planning, grant writing and advocacy concerning healthcare workforce policy issues

 

 


Ryan M. Hutchinson
rhutchinson@vcom.vt.edu

Mr. Ryan M. Hutchinson, M.S Econ

Ryan M. Hutchinson serves as the Associate Director for the National Center for Rural Health Works (NCRHW). In this position, Mr. Hutchinson completes health and development economic research and develops tools that provide support to rural health stakeholders. In addition, Mr. Hutchinson also provides support to the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data on research pertaining to healthcare workforce development and workforce economic impact. Since his time at NCRHW, he has helped to establish and create an online interactive economic impact tool that provides rural health stakeholders with an estimated economic impact report. Currently, Mr. Hutchinson is spearheading research with NCRHW on how access to care influences health determinants in the Appalachian region. He earned his Master’s Degree in Economics from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

 


NCRHW now a partner of VCOM

With nearly 60% of our graduates becoming primary care physicians and over 50% practicing in a rural or under-served setting, our school fully appreciates the economic and employment impact our students and schools have upon the nation. With NCRHW now a partner of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, we’ll share with faculty, students and stakeholders NCRHW’s vast resources through our vast education network.

Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO , Provost and President
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

NCRHW is and will continue to be an important voice

The National Center for Rural Health Works is an invaluable resource to the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its 2100 rural hospital members. AHA has collaborated with NCRHW for many years on multiple projects. For example, NCRHW was referenced in our TrendWatch, “Beyond Health Care: The Economic Contribution of Hospitals,” and featured in our two-part webinar series on the “Economic Impact of Rural Hospitals and Health Networks.” NCRHW is and will continue to be an important voice on the economic significance of rural hospitals to the communities they serve.

John Supplitt, Senior Director
American Hospital Directory Constituency Sections

NCRHW now a partner of VCOM

With nearly 60% of our graduates becoming primary care physicians and over 50% practicing in a rural or under-served setting, our school fully appreciates the economic and employment impact our students and schools have upon the nation. With NCRHW now a partner of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, we’ll share with faculty, students and stakeholders NCRHW’s vast resources through our vast education network.

Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO , Provost and President
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine