November 16 is National Rural Health Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedicated health providers working to meet the unique health care needs of the more than 60 million Americans living in rural communities.
National Rural Health Day was founded in 2011 by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health to highlight the innovative approaches and community-driven efforts of the more than 12,000 rural hospitals and clinics across the country.
Despite serious challenges such as staffing shortages, accessibility issues, and caring for aging populations, rural health leaders are adapting to create new ways to care for their communities.
Access TeleCare works with rural hospitals and clinics across the country to deploy fully-integrated telemedicine programs that offer a sustainable solution for these challenges and deliver great specialty care for their communities.
Access TeleCare helps rural facilities:
- Expand their services
- Serve more patients
- Maintain essential services, such as labor and delivery
- Contribute to the vitality and economic well-being of their communities.
Access TeleCare is deeply committed to increasing access to specialty care for our rural partners’ communities. We support and celebrate the dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff working on-site alongside our telemedicine specialists to deliver excellent care through telemedicine for their patients.
Learn more about our work with our rural health care partners here.