Memorial Hospital honored as 2023 Outstanding Rural Health Organization; celebration set for Tuesday


CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital in Carthage has been recognized by the National Rural Health Association as a 2023 Outstanding Rural Health Organization. The award honors the hospital’s exceptional dedication to ensuring access to patient care and providing quality services to its community.

Memorial Hospital invites the public to the campus at 1454 N. County Road 2050 from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, to celebrate. A short program that will include community and regional leaders’ proclamations will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by appetizers and a meet and greet with the new Memorial Hospital chef. Additionally, a sneak peek viewing of the acceptance video that will be shown at the NRHA award ceremony will be playing in the Health and Wellness conference room.

Memorial Hospital opened in 1950 and has been serving the community for over 70 years; it has a long history of providing quality healthcare services to the west central Illinois region.

Under the hospital leadership of CEO Ada Bair, Memorial has continuously expanded its medical specialties, technology, and facilities, earning multiple years of five-star ratings in patient satisfaction and placing Memorial at the top hospital percentage nationally.

In a press release, Ada Bair, Memorial Hospital CEO, said “We are honored to receive this award from the National Rural Health Association. Our team at Memorial is committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients and ensuring that our community has access to quality healthcare services. This recognition is a testament to our entire team’s hard work and dedication. We will continue striving to meet our community’s healthcare needs and provide exceptional care to our patients.”

Memorial Hospital is a shining star representing what is best in rural hospitals. Its caring culture, progressive leadership, engaged board, dedicated employees, and involved community have worked together to keep the community strong and healthy.

The NHRA is a national organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of rural Americans through advocacy, education, and outreach. The NHRA’s Outstanding Rural Health Organization award recognizes hospitals and healthcare organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the health and well-being of rural communities across the country.

The 2023 Outstanding Rural Health Organization award will be presented at the NHRA 46th annual Rural Health Conference on May 18 in San Diego, Calif., where a banquet in honor of the 2023 Rural Health Awardees will be held. Over 1,000 rural health professionals are expected to be in attendance. Memorial Hospital looks forward to celebrating this award and continuing its commitment to providing quality healthcare for its community for many years.

For more information about Memorial Hospital and its services, visit MHTLC.ORG

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