New Campaign Highlights Stories from Michigan’s Rural Hospitals

Posted on June 04, 2019

MiRuralCareMattersThe MHA is highlighting the stories of rural Michiganders and their community hospitals as part of its new #MiRuralCareMatters campaign.

More than 60 hospitals serve thousands of Michiganders in rural areas who have unique health needs and challenges. Rural hospitals ensure the health of the communities they serve in ways beyond providing medical care. These hospitals serve as economic drivers, community problem-solvers and coalition builders as they lead the way to healthier rural communities.

The public education campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact Michigan’s rural hospitals have on the communities they serve and the challenges they face. The campaign begins with stories about an effort to encourage healthy eating from Munson Medical Center and the impact of a teen center supported by Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

Future campaign stories will feature people who have been positively impacted by their local hospital and will encourage residents to engage with their lawmakers on rural health issues.

This campaign complements the #MiCareMatters statewide campaign launched in 2017 that urges Michiganders to become a MiCare Champion and engage in advocacy efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare services in Michigan. The campaign has been highlighting hospital stories since August 2017. To date, 500 Michiganders have signed up to become MiCare Champions and have sent hundreds of emails to lawmakers on behalf of Michigan’s hospitals.

Members with questions may contact Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA.  


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  • New Campaign Highlights Stories from Michigan’s Rural Hospitals

Tags: #MiCareMatters, #MiRuralCareMatters, Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Munson Medical Center

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