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National Rural Health Day is November 19

11/18/2020

Wapiti Medical Staffing joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 19, 2020. National Rural Health Day is a way to showcase rural America, increase awareness of rural health-related challenges, and promote the efforts to address those challenges.

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities, and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good. They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities, and they are the economic engine that has helped the United States become the world economic power it is today.

These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens. Many rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

For nearly 25 years, Wapiti Medical Staffing has been helping rural communities with their health care needs. Our partner physicians and advanced practice providers bring clinical knowledge and understanding to these underserved areas, as well as dedication to service excellence and a passionate commitment to care. We hope that you will join Wapiti in recognizing those who work every day to keep rural communities healthy.
 
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