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Posted on: November 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wayne County joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day

Wayne County and partners mark Rural Health Day 2021 with Procalamation.

HONESDALE, PA – The Wayne County Commissioners join Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH), Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (CHC), The Wright Center for Community Health (TWC), the Himalayan Institute (HI) and Wayne Tomorrow! in recognizing the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health and wellness professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2021. 

National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation.  

The County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the unique and evolving healthcare needs  of rural communities and the role of rural healthcare providers in meeting those needs all while celebrating the selfless, creating and community-minded spirit of Rural America.

A special website ( has been established for rural health stakeholders to explore , showcase individuals and organizations selected as 2021 Community Stars, and provide visitors with a variety of tools, including social media posts to help #PowerofRural trend in outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. The website also shares how rural communities across the country will be celebrating National Rural Health Day.

Pictured at the Commissioner Meeting on Thursday are, from left, Commissioners Jocelyn Cramer and Joseph Adams, Lisa Champeau (WMH), Brian Fulp (HI), Dr. Karen Arscott (TWC), Fred Jackson (CHC), Dr. Carrie Demers (HI), David Hoff (WMH), Hugh Rechner (WMH Board), Dr. Linda Thompson-Hemak (TWC), Lisa Davis (PA Office of Rural Health), Commissioner Brian Smith, Marie Kolcharno (TWC), Carole Kneier (WMH).

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