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Marion General Hospital 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, MGH celebrated the following accomplishments in coordination with National Rural Health Day:
“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 General Hospital 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.”
MGH 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: MGH Health Expo, parish nursing, opioid and heroin abuse education, numerous support groups and health education classes just to name a few.
MGH 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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