BRMH Celebrates Rural Health Day

11/01/2018

Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) is celebrating Wisconsin Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 15, 2018. This day promotes awareness of rural health-related issues. Held on the third Thursday each November, events are planned throughout the state. BRMH is celebrating by offering free blood pressure screenings, medication management education and more at an open house at B-Home Services and Supplies. In addition, there will be prize drawings, nutrition education, and Body Mass Index testing. A carbon monoxide monitor will also be available for those who want to check their level of exposure to smoking.

Approximately 1.5 million people in Wisconsin live in rural communities. These communities are faced with unique healthcare needs. BRMH Chief Executive Officer, Mary Beth White-Jacobs states, “Rural hospitals are a safety net for individuals with chronic disease, substance misuse, mental health, poverty, isolation, and lack of transportation. Our team helps Jackson County with their healthcare needs because they care. They care about their neighbors, their friends, their family, which is unique to rural areas. We are constantly listening to our community to provide the care they need. We opened B-Home Services and Supplies two years ago to help people in Jackson County stay in their homes longer and provide supplies that they would have to drive many miles for. We are adding services to help address the needs of our county with our expansion project which will be complete in 2020.”

BRMH also supports the health of Jackson County with programs such as Stepping On, Stay Fit classes, Childbirth Education classes, Grief Support, Better Breathers Support Group, and much more.

To learn more about offerings at BRMH, visit www.brmh.net.

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