Marion Health will join other state/national rural stakeholders
National Rural Health Day. NRHD is a way to showcase rural America and increase awareness of rural
On Thursday, November 15, Marion Health staff will be reaching out to our community
and offering services and education, specifically handwashing and cold/flu
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.
Marion Health rises above these challenges of national healthcare systems, while
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 has proudly been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and
the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for
overall excellence in Performance Leadership in Quality, Outcomes and
Patient Perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural
hospitals in the nation.
We know there is work to be done, but we also believe there is plenty to
celebrate – and we invite you to join the celebration!