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Lari Gooding, CEO, Allendale County Hospital Recognized as South Carolina's "Community Star" in Conjunction with National Rural Health Day 2019
Fairfax, SC - On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for each of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), leads National Rural Health Day (NRHD), an annual day of recognition, shining a light on those who serve the vital health needs of the estimated 57 million people living in rural America.
SORHs, including the SC Office of Rural Health, provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and first responders in several ways including technical assistance, funding that supports workforce development, population health management, quality improvement initiatives, and more.
In 2015, NOSORH invited its members to nominate hospital and emergency first responder teams, community health, and volunteer service heroes on the front lines of rural health who were making a positive impact on rural lives. Soon after the stories started coming, the book of Community Stars has been published on NRHD.
Lari Gooding was nominated and his story was selected to appear in the 2019 edition that will be available on the https://www.PowerofRural.org website, the official hub for NRHD and the Power of Rural movement, beginning November 21, 2019. For the first time since its inception, a limited number of Community Star books will also be available for purchase.
Allendale County Hospital is excited that it's CEO was selected to represent South Carolina as the states Community Star. This national recognition is a tribute to all Allendale County Hospital employees that work so hard to care for the community. Mr. Gooding will join the SC Office of Rural Health in Orangeburg, SC on November 21 to celebrate National Rural Health Day and pay tribute to all of those that work so hard in the rural communities.
Rural communities, health organizations, schools are all invited to participate in NRHD. Free tools, ideas and details about NRHD events occurring across the United States are also available on PowerofRural.org.
For more information on National Rural Health Day activities in South Carolina visit www.scorh.net.
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