Celebrating the Power of Rural on National Rural Health Day

The New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities are proud to join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), as well as other state and national rural stakeholders, in celebrating the #PowerOfRural in honor of National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day was created to recognize those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, and the importance of rural health care providers who tirelessly work to address the barriers patients face in accessing health care when they need it. More than two years into the pandemic, our rural hospitals and their frontline workers have continued to respond with strength and resilience on behalf of their patients and communities and will continue to do so.

New Hampshire’s rural hospitals support their communities by delivering high quality health care in very rural, underserved areas of the state, but beyond the issue of care, rural hospitals also serve as economic engines for the communities they serve, often existing as the largest employers in their communities for generations of families.

Today and every day, New Hampshire’s rural hospitals exemplify the Blue and White H of health, healing and hope, and the promise it makes to its community during these challenging times. We extend our deepest appreciation to our rural health providers for their dedication and commitment to ensuring their communities have access to health care, and the compassion with which they deliver excellence to every patient, every day.

Steve Ahnen
President, New Hampshire Hospital Association
Peter Ames
Executive Director, Foundation for Healthy Communities

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