Category: NRHD 2017

2017 Walk with a Doc Locations on NRHD!

The following walks have been scheduled for this year’s National Rural Health Day celebrations. It’s not too late to sign-up for a walk! Click here for more details!

Kirby Medical Group-Monticello
1000 Medical Center Drive
Monticello, IL 61856 USA
happerson@kirbyhealth.org
217-762-1513

Details: The Walk with a Doc will be located at Kirby Medical Center’s Wellness Trail at 1000 Medical Center Drive, Monticello, IL 61856. Contact Kirby Medical Group for more details.

Walk with a Doc – Dr. Sabgir
495 Cooper Road
Suite 209
Westerville, OH 43123
rachael@walkwithadoc.org
614-738-6356

Columbia Memorial Hospital – Jeanette Schacher, DPT
2111 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR 97103
jschacher@columbiamemorial.org
503-324-4321 ext 5774

Details: Astoria Riverwalk, starting at the Maritime Museaum. Contact Columbia Memorial Hospital for more details.

Edwards County Medical Center – Krystle Jacobs
620 West 8th
Kinsley, KS 67547
kjacobs@edcomed.com
620-659-3621

Details: We will be walking around the neighborhood, starting in front of our hospital’s main entrance. Contact Edwards County Medical Center for more details.

Texas Medical Association
401 W. 15th STreet
Austin, Texas 78701
debra.heater@texmed.org
512-370-1390

Details: State Capitol. Contact Texas Medical Association for more details.

Homestead Health – Heather Margaret, MD
Box 454
Clark Fork, Idaho 83811
drhmargaret@gmail.com
505-695-1263

Details: The walk is scheduled for 3:10 PM on November 16, 2017. Meet at golf course behind the high school, and in case of rain meet at school entrance for walking inside. Contact Homestead Health for more details.

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System – Dr. Oscar Gantes
450 E. Romie Lane
Health Promotion Department
Salinas, Ca 93901
aallison@svmh.com
831-759-1890

Details: Walk is at 12:00pm at the Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center located at 850 5th Street Gonzales, CA 93926. Contact Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System for more details.

Boone Memorial Hospital – Courtney Adkins, DO (Physician), Karlie Belle Price (Marketing Director)
701 Madison Avenue
Madison, West Virginia 25130
kprice@bmh.org
304-369-1230

Details: Our walk will be held on National Rural Health Day. We will hold 3 health education sessions, a Governor Proclamation and then the walk. We will walk around our hospital 4 times, which equals 1 miles. 1 to 3 Physicians will lead the walk. Lead Doc (Courtney Adkins, DO). Contact Boone Memorial Hospital for more details.

Community Memorial Hospital – Paula Welsh FNP-C
164 Broad St
Hamilton, NY 13346 USA
pwelsh@cmhhamilton.com
315-824-4600

Details: Initial event will start at the front door of Community Memorial Hospital Family Practice and walk for 1 mile. Contact Community Memorial Hospital for more details.

2017 NRHD Celebrations

National Rural Health Day is a week away, and we are excited to hear about all the great efforts to Celebrate the Power of Rural on November 16, 2017! Be inspired, see what others are doing, get involved, and be a part of the movement. #powerofrural

How are you celebrating NRHD 2017? Click here to share.

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Helen Newberry Joy Hospital’s dietary department is making an NRHD cake for administration to serve to employees.

 

Colorado Rural Health Center Colorado Rural Health Center will be celebrating the Power of Rural at Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado! A locally catered lunch will be served to staff and community members, and the Governor’s Proclamation will be read by a Cheyenne Wells VIP, Gerald Keefe!
Washington Rural Health Association The Washington State Rural Health Association is having a photo contest.
Rhode Island State Office of Rural Health RISORH will be celebrating NRHD at the New England Rural Health Roundtable Conference
St. Aloisius Medical Center St. Aloisius Medical Center is holding a lunch and learn in conjunction with a mini health fair.
New Jersey Office of Primary Care & Rural Health The New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, New Jersey Primary Care Association and New Jersey Rural Health Advisory Committee will be partnering with HQSI (Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.) on a webinar entitled, “Addressing the Effects of Opioid Use and Diabetes”.
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is giving awards to top performing rural hospitals in Outcomes, and recognizing 35 Medical Directors for Emergency Medical Services working within New Mexico Critical Access Hospital Areas

 

State Offices of Rural Health

Nevada Nevada State Office of Rural Health is Sponsoring a summit entitled “Opioid Abuse Prevention Summit: Tools and Templates for Complying with AB474”, Thursday, November 16, 2017, Airport Plaza Hotel, Reno, NV, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Washington Washington Department of Health, Washington Resources Group and PNWU Family Medicine Club are hosting a National Rural Health Day event at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima.

 

Arizona Arizona Center for Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Hawaii Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Illinois Illinois Center for Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Kansas Kansas Department of Health and Environment has received a governor’s proclamation
Louisiana Louisiana Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Montana Montana Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
New Hampshire New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care has received a governor’s proclamation
North Dakota North Dakota Center for Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Oklahoma Oklahoma Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Oregon Oregon Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office of Primary Care & Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
South Carolina South Carolina Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
South Dakota South Dakota Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation
Texas Texas Office of Rural Affairs has received a governor’s proclamation
Wisconsin Wisconsin Office of Rural Health has received a governor’s proclamation

Celebrating Rural Health Leaders | 2017 Community Stars

On National Rural Health Day, 2017, it is my honor and privilege to introduce this year’s collection of “Community Stars.”

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health began collecting and sharing these inspiring and impactful stories two years ago. From Alabama to Oregon, from Pennsylvania to Nebraska and many points in between, rural communities are so very fortunate to have this stand out-group of dedicated men and women working, many in a volunteer capacity, to improve, protect, and advance health and wellness for those who call rural home.

Community Star nominators shared the areas where they felt their Star excelled as it relates to the Pledge. Most were eager to point to several examples of how and where their nominee exemplified the essence of the Pledge. After reading their stories and learning about their work, we have done our best to shine a light on every aspect of each of their tremendous contributions.

On behalf of your partners in the 50 SORH and the staff of the NOSORH, we wish each Community Star every success as you work to improve health in rural America.

Happy National Rural Health Day 2017!

Teryl Eisinger,
NOSORH Executive Director


Congratulations to the 2017 Community Stars!

Cassie Marie Banks, NE
Boone County Health Center, NE
Brown County Hospital Auxiliary, NE
Debbie Bruner, KS
Debra Button, OK
Chadron Community Hospital, NE
Jodi Cregger, KS
Micah Gursky, PA
Meredith “Dee” Hall, PA
Harlan County Health System, NE
Misty Jimerson, KS
Donna Kluck, MI
David Kohs, MN
Julie Levy, NE
Ariel Lufkin, OK
Shane McGuire, WA
Angela Murray, KS
Beth and Michael Oller, KS
Cindy Perry/Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, OK
Brenda Pfizenmaier, KS
Timothy Reeves, PA
Jim and Pat Rowe, NV
Sherry Sandlin, KS
Donna Singer, UT
Kathy Swanda, NE
Erik Thorsen, OR
Craig Val Davidson, UT
Carolyn VanWert, MI
Benny Yoder, PA
Don Ziegler, KS
John Waits, AL