– This week Atlantic General Hospital will join Governor Hogan in honoring
November 17, 2016 as National Rural Health Day.
National Rural Health Day provides our organization and our region the
opportunity to recognize the importance of healthcare providers and facilities
in rural communities. As stated in Governor Hogan’s proclamation,
while just 20 percent of the nation’s population resides in rural
America, nearly 60 percent of all trauma deaths occur in these areas.
Rural hospitals are sources of innovation reaching beyond geographical
boundaries to deliver quality care, as well as the economic foundation
of the community where every dollar spent generates roughly $2.20 for
the local economy.
Atlantic General Hospital is pleased to join Governor Hogan and the state
of Maryland in recognizing National Rural Health Day. “This is a
day for us to recognize and commend our Associates, community partners
and supporters for providing the region with quality care, personalized
service, and a community hospital and health system that cares for not
only their friends and neighbors but those that visit our area throughout
the year,” said Atlantic General Hospital president and CEO, Michael
Please join us in welcoming the opportunity of National Rural Health Day
to celebrate the healthcare community, its providers, and those that support
organizations like Atlantic General Hospital all year long.