2023 Minnesota Rural Health Day Proclamation
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WHEREAS: Rural health professionals, hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities in Greater Minnesota are dedicated to delivering high-quality, community-based care to all people in Minnesota; and
WHEREAS: Rural hospitals and health systems are often major employers and economic drivers of rural communities and regions; and
WHEREAS: Rural communities are addressing their need for rural-ready health care by creating innovative paths to training and retention opportunities; and
WHEREAS: Public and private sectors are working in partnership to build, support, and maintain a robust health care system and a vibrant environment for health care professionals serving Minnesota’s rural and underserved populations; and
WHEREAS: Renewed focus on emergency medical services is vital to ensuring time-critical, lifesaving care across wide regions of rural Minnesota; and
WHEREAS: Meeting the health care needs of Minnesota's rural citizens requires commitment, innovation, and resourcefulness that reach across and beyond geographic boundaries or demographic challenges.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TIM WALZ, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 16, 2023, as:
RURAL HEALTH DAY
in the State of Minnesota.