Healthland to Celebrate National Rural Health Day

Healthland Honors Rural Hospital Clients Transforming Community Healthcare

HealthlandCheryl Turk-Peterson, 612-927-3363

Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, this week is joining with other rural healthcare stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day, sponsored by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The second annual National Rural Health Day takes place on Thursday, November 15, 2012, with activities planned for every day of the week.

Rural health providers are leaders in healthcare efficiency and play a key role in the national healthcare system, caring for nearly 20-percent of the country’s citizens with only about 10-percent of the nation’s doctors. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) recently ranked rural Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) based on three key measures—overall quality, patient safety, and financial stability. Healthland is proud to have strong representation in these rankings and congratulates its clients that placed among the top 20 in each category:

NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase rural America and increase awareness of rural health-related issues. “National Rural Health Day gives NOSORH and its partners the opportunity to ‘Celebrate the Power of Rural’ and showcase the good works of America’s 59.5 million rural citizens,” notes NOSORH Director Teryl Eisinger. “It also allows us to highlight the unique healthcare issues being faced by rural citizens and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) and their partners in addressing those issues.”

Events recognizing National Rural Health Day and “Celebrating the Power of Rural” are taking place in every state throughout the country the week of November 11-17. Healthland is celebrating National Rural Health Day by honoring clients that are transforming community healthcare and by continuing its advocacy of rural hospitals with a series of communications to key legislators and policymakers in Washington, DC. You can visit Healthland’s National Rural Health Day web page and watch a special message from Healthland President and CEO Angie Franks at .

Additional information about National Rural Health Day is available at . To learn more about NOSORH, visit .

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for family, friends and neighbors. The organization currently has offices in its founding city of Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, as well as its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at: .