Marion General Hospital Partners to Celebrate National Rural Health Day

Marion Health will join other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day. NRHD is a way to showcase rural America and increase awareness of rural health-related issues.

On Wednesday, November 15, Marion Health celebrated the following accomplishments in coordination with National Rural Health Day:

  • Most Wired 2017 – the eighth time. For innovation in strategic use of technology and continued transformation of health care by embracing emerging technologies.
  • Chronicle-Tribune – Best Place to Work in Grant County’s Greatest 2017. Voted for by CT readers across Grant County.
  • Sleep Lab Accreditation – October 2017. Marion Health Sleep Lab received accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Sleep Services. This reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards – Marion Health was honored to present Outstanding Achievement Awards to Paramedic Jared Purdom and EMT Kaden Harrison for their excellent care and treatment of a patient in a dangerous situation. Their quick thinking and exemplary care saved the patient’s life. Mr. Purdom and Mr. Harrison were recognized for their extraordinary actions in a letter sent to Stephanie Hilton-Siebert, President/CEO, from Reggie Nevels, Grant County Sheriff.

“My passion and mission in medicine is, and has been for many years, to not only ensure the availability of Rural Health Care in America continues to exist, but to ensure the Rural Health Care be of high quality, utilizing the most modern treatments and equipment available, states Stephanie Hilton-Siebert, President/CEO. I am so thankful Marion Health has provided a great opportunity for me to continue to fulfill that passion and pursue that most important mission.”

NRHD reminds us that rural communities face unique healthcare needs. “Today more than ever, rural communities must tackle accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens,” said NOSORH Director Teryl Eisinger. “Meanwhile, rural hospitals are threatened with declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels that makes it challenging to serve their residents.”

Marion Health rises above these challenges of national healthcare systems, while focusing on

supporting rural citizens through programs such as CEASE diabetes, tobacco cessation education, health screenings, community health education events such as: Marion Health Expo, parish nursing, opioid and heroin abuse education, numerous support groups and health education classes just to name a few.

Marion Health was proudly named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health this year.

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