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AURORA, CO, November 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of celebration that shines a light on those serving the vital health needs of an estimated 57 million people living in rural America. NOSORH is the member association serving all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH).
Colorado Canyons Hospital in Fruita was honored this year in recognition of their commitment for the past 60 plus years to providing healthcare in the community. The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) provided refreshments for the hospital staff, a Governor's proclamation declaring the day National Rural Health Day, and created a video to celebrate the event (https://youtu.be/42Jh1hBsLeI).
SORHs provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and other rural stakeholders in several ways, including technical assistance, funding, population health management, quality improvement initiatives, and more.
In 2015, NOSORH put out a nationwide call to nominate individuals, organizations and coalitions making a positive impact in rural communities. Soon after the stories started coming, the book of National Rural Health Day Community Stars was created. This year, nominations came in from 48 states, a record for this annual inspiring recognition program.
Doug Miller, FNP – BC, MSN will appear in the 2020 edition of the book of Community Stars, published on the official NHRD website, powerofrural.org, the morning of November 19, 2020. Mr. Miller is the Owner of the Rocky Ford Family Health Center in Rocky Ford, CO.
"The Colorado Rural Health Center is proud to extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Doug. He has been a champion for the rural communities he has served and his contributions to the entire state's healthcare system are astounding," said CRHC CEO Michelle Mills.
For further information or details about the Colorado Rural Health Center and its work, visit http://coruralhealth.org/ or contact Matt Enquist at [email protected]. For media inquiries, contact Michelle Mills at [email protected]
About The Colorado Rural Health Center
The Colorado Rural Health Center was established in 1991 as Colorado's State Office of Rural Health. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, CRHC serves dual roles as the State Office of Rural Health with the mission of assisting rural communities in addressing healthcare issues; and as the State Rural Health Association, advocating for policy change to ensure that rural Coloradoans have access to comprehensive, affordable healthcare services of the highest quality. For more information visit www.coruralhealth.org, call 303-832-7493, or call toll free 800-851-6782 from rural Colorado.
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