National Rural Health Day - November 16, 2017


Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri

The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri, celebrates National Rural Health Day and the Great American Smoke Out, Thursday, November 16, 2017 with a day of service. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the late Melanie Corporon, who was a well-known advocate and champion in their community. Mayor Jerry Brown will honor Corporon with a Rural Health Day proclamation and commemorate her life and legacy with a day of service which includes a food drive. The day also will include activities for students interested in the health professions, and access to HCC’s warehouse where social service providers may collect goods and supplies to distribute to those in need. Click here for more information.

Washington County Memorial Hospital

Washington County Memorial Hospital will also be celebrating National Rural Health Day on November 16, 2017. The hospital’s four Rural Health Clinics are celebrating being a ‘Rural Health Care Facility’ by offering homemade cookies and free blood pressure checks to their community. View one of their displays . They will also be advertising on Facebook and in their local newspaper. You can visit them on their website, or follow them on Facebook at Washington County Memorial Hospital.

Pike County Memorial Hospital

Pike County Memorial Hospital will be celebrating National Rural Health Day with several activities throughout the week of November 13 - 17, 2017. This year their staff elected to do a coat drive for their local area clothing pantry as well as they will have patient giveaway prizes like calendars, etc. To show thanks, staff will bring in home-made cookies and distribute them to each of the departments. The hospital will then finish off the week on Thursday. National Rural Health Day, with a Thanksgiving dinner for all hospital staff, to thank them for all they do for their patients. See their attached flyer.

Ozarks Community Hospital

Ozarks Community Hospital is celebrating National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural with a Photo contest. The contest is open to all Ozark Community Health facebook fans who can enter one photo of what rural means to them. The photo who receives the most likes will receive a $50 gift card. For more information, see their attached flyer.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrated National Rural Health Day on November 16, 2017 with several activities. They started the day providing a healthy breakfast and then followed it up with a “Dash With Docs” group walk giving staff the opportunity to walk and hang out with a Carroll County Memorial Hospital provider or leader. They also sent phone text messages throughout the day with helpful, healthy reminders and activities, as well as healthy snacks were provided to everyone. See their attached flyer and photos.