UMH celebrating National Rural Health Day

The following was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications officer for Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

As health centers across the nation observe National Rural Health Day 2018 today, Uvalde Memorial Hospital is recognizing the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers by reflecting on multiple recent achievements centered on the care provided by its staff.

National Rural Health Day, which falls on the third Thursday in November each year, recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation.

The hospital kicked off the week with its second “Walk with a Doc” hosted Saturday, Nov. 10 by Dr. Shawn Ragbir at Uvalde Memorial Park.

Ragbir is a board certified cardiologist with Methodist Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio and offices full-time in Uvalde.

The walk, which is hosted every other month, is open to community members and starts with a brief gathering to cover a health topic and then a 30- to 60-minute walk. On Saturday, guest speaker Dr. Erika Garcia spoke to the group about portion control and healthy eating.

UMH also celebrates the dedication of rural health care professionals this week with emergency room nurse Scott Reavis, RN, being named as an honoree for the Best 25 Nurses of South Central Texas.


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