Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why approximately 57 million people – one in five Americans – call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural”, bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face and showcasing the efforts of our dedicated rural healthcare providers.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Since unfortunately we cannot have an in-person event to thank our area partners, Grant Regional is creating “thank you baskets” to distribute instead. Baskets will include individually wrapped snack items for their crews to enjoy at their stations. Baskets will be delivered to the following healthcare heroes in our area: Lancaster Fire/EMS, Fennimore Fire/EMS, Cassville Fire/EMS, Bloomington Fire, West Grant Rescue Squad, Bagley First Responders, Potosi Fire/EMS, Grant County Health Department, Family Medical Center and High Point Family Medicine.
We'd also like to spotlight a few of our staff who share why rural healthcare is important to them and what made them decide to practice at Grant Regional.