Ensure Access to Quality Health Care

When high-quality health care is available close to home, it’s not just convenient, it’s better for patients. Rural caregivers are connected to their communities and understand their patients.

Small hospitals can be agile in determining community needs and designing programs to meet those needs. One example is a program adopted at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The hospital developed a senior memory care service designed to support local patients and families affected by dementia.

Hospitals also are there when times get tough — for individuals and entire communities. Even during the current extreme flooding, hospitals in rural northwest Missouri are ensuring access to high-quality care. Directly in the impacted area, Community Hospital – Fairfax is facilitating distribution of the tetanus vaccine for first responders and area residents affected by the flooding. Hospital leadership throughout the region are managing transfers where needed and monitoring highway closings to help community members maintain access to the care they need.

#ReimagineRuralHealth to ensure all Missourians, regardless of geographic location, have access to quality health care.

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