Rural Med luncheon

Several presentations were given during Rural Medical’s stakeholders luncheon held on August 7. Rural Medical’s goal is to provide better care for all, and the support of the stakeholders ensures that the community has easy access to high-quality affordable healthcare. From left are Karin Hoffman, migrant program director; Sharmian McCoy, LPC-MHSP (counselor); Dr. Larry Mathers; Kelly Melear-Hough, chief operating officer; Ana Bracero, case manager; and Tracy Smith, PCMH coordinator.

NEWPORT—Rural Medical Services, Inc. recently held a luncheon to say thank you to the stakeholders that help the company provide quality care to the community.

As a community health center Rural Medical’s goal is to provide better care for all. The support of the stakeholders ensures that the community has easy access to high-quality affordable healthcare.

Health centers provide preventive and primary care services to 28 million people. Without them, companies cannot curb health care costs and protect communities from preventable diseases.

Health centers provide care to people who disproportionately suffer from chronic disease and lack access to affordable, quality care. While Rural Medical’s approach is community-based and local, collectively they generate a nationwide ripple effect.

Health centers lower healthcare costs to the tune of $24 billion a year, reduce chronic diseases and stimulate local economies.

Rural Medical Services, Inc. provides family practice care, pediatrics, obstetric, behavioral health, case management, care coordination, dermatology, bilingual staff, immunizations and more.

Health centers are not just healers, they are innovators who look beyond medical charts to address the factors that may cause poor health, such as poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, lack of nutrition and unemployment.

They also collaborate and partner with hospitals, local and state governments, social, health and business organizations to improve health for people who are medically vulnerable.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.