Ms. Shayna Spurlin is the Program Director for the Region 17 Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP), a nine-county partnership created under the State of Texas 1115 Medicaid Waiver. RHP 17 consists of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Robertson, Walker and Washington counties, all of which have partnered with CCHD in past on community assessment and research activities. Given CCHD’s close ties with RHP 17 communities, it was logical that the RHP 17 staff would be housed within CCHD to share resources and knowledge about the region.
Although RHP 17 is technically supported through the College of Medicine, CCHD celebrates the accomplishments of our office colleagues as well. RHP 17 Regional Director, Ms. Shayna Spurlin was recently appointed to a statewide 1115 Medicaid advisory committee referred to as the Clinical Champions Workgroup. This workgroup was established assist the state with 1115 Medicaid Waiver renewal activities.
“It is a great honor to be nominated to participate in the workgroup,” says Shayna. Shayna’s expertise in waiver operations and her experience guiding RHP 17 projects, make her a perfect addition to the group. The workgroup will hold monthly meetings through June and provide their feedback to HHSC in time to submit the renewal proposal in September 2015.
For more information about RHP 17 and the 1115 Medicaid waiver, click here.