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Proclamation Recognizing National Rural Health Day

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Mayor’s Proclamation

Recognizing November 15, 2018 As National Rural Health Day in Bonners Ferry

WHEREAS, Bonners Ferry and rural communities throughout Idaho are wonderful places to live and work – they are places where people know each other, listen to/respect each other and work together to benefit the community; and

WHEREAS, rural citizens possess a selfless, creative, community-minded spirit; and

WHEREAS, meeting the unique healthcare needs of those citizens is constantly evolving, as rural communities face accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens; and

WHEREAS, ambulatory and emergency medical services are especially critical in rural America, where 20 percent of the nation’s population lives but nearly 60 percent of all trauma deaths occur; and

WHEREAS, rural hospitals – in addition to being sources of innovation and resourcefulness that reach beyond geographical boundaries to deliver quality care – are also typically the economic foundation of their communities; and

WHEREAS, being a rural healthcare provider provides tremendous opportunities to offer more comprehensive, compassionate, patient-centered and holistic care to patients; and

WHEREAS, Boundary Community Hospital plays a distinct and critical role by leading efforts to address the unique healthcare needs of our rural citizens.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, David Sims, Mayor of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2018 to be National Rural Health Day in Bonners Ferry, and encourage citizens to honor our rural community as a wonderful place to live and work; and

FURTHER, I encourage citizens to recognize the unique healthcare needs and opportunities that exist in our community, and recognize Boundary Community Hospital for the valuable services they provide to address those needs and opportunities.

Signed by David Sims at the Bonners Ferry City Council Meeting on November 6, 2018


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National Rural Health Day
Thursday, November 15
Celebrate with Boundary Community Hospital in Outpatient Services
9 am – 2 pm

  • Free Blood Pressure Checks
  • Free Blood Glucose Screening
  • Diabetes Information
  • Register to Access Your Patient Portal
  • File Your Advance Directives
  • Visit with the Hospital Auxiliary
  • SHIBA Counselor, Noreen Brisson, will be available to answer your Medicare questions.
  • Enter to win a one year membership for Life Flight Network medical transport.*

*One entry per family per visit to Outpatient Services, Emergency, Surgery, Hospital, Boundary Community Clinics, Patient Financial Services or Specialist Clinics from November 12 through November 16. Drawing will be November 19.

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