National Rural Health Day


Forty- percent of Alabamians live in rural areas the state. Our rural communities are wonderful places to live and work and there are fifty hospitals that serve this population 24/ 7. Nov. 17 has been designated across the state as National Rural Health Day to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”

Rural Health Day was created to increase awareness of rural

National who health- related and challenges and to recognize those are working issues well- being of the millions of people living in to improve the health and program strives to give a voice to physicians, America’s rural communities. The caring nurses, and other health workers dedicated to for our

EMTs, is essential country’s often overlooked, underserved rural areas. Accesss to care in to residents and rural hospitals play a major role their communities. of their residents,

Rural hospitals not only contribute to the health and wellness but also to the overall strength of the community’s economy. Many community, hospitals are among the largest employers in the with 14 percent sector. of total employment in rural areas attributed to the healthcare

Rural hospitals are an asset to our state, to the communities they serve, to important the patients they care for, and to the people they employ. They are an piece of Alabama and we are committed to their future.

David Spillers, Chariman

Alabama Hospital Association Board of Trustees