Marion General Hospital Celebrates 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 Thursday, November 15, Marion Health staff will be reaching out to our community and offering services and education, specifically handwashing and cold/flu information.

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 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 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!

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