NRMC to host Walk with a Doc

10/24/2018

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2018. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation.

“We want to take this opportunity to spotlight our rural health care system in Nevada,” says Wes Braman, Interim Chief Executive Officer at NRMC. “We have several clinics, primary care providers, and services that aren’t easily accessible in neighboring rural areas. We want to ensure the public is aware of the resources available to them.”

NRMC invites the public to celebrate rural healthcare workers and the “Power of Rural”, by coming to Walk with a Doc. On November 15, at 12:15 p.m. at Walton Park in Nevada, several providers from area rural health clinics, including NowCare Clinic and Nevada Medical Clinic will gather to take a quick and healthy walk around the lake. 

Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist from Columbus, Ohio, frustrated with his inability to affect behavior change in the clinical setting, so he invited his patients to go for a walk with him in a local park. To his surprise, over 100 people showed up, energized and ready to move. Soon, Dr. Sabgir’s great idea spread, and today, there are over 300 Walk with a Doc chapters across the country. The Walk with a Doc mission put simply, “Encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.”

For more information, please contact Natalie Eberhard, NRMC Community Relations & Foundation Manager, at (417) 448-3801, or visit our Facebook event page. For additional information about National Rural Health Day, visit www.PowerofRural.org. 

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About Nevada Regional Medical Center

Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.

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