The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) announced earlier this month that Morris E. Brown III, MD of Lake City, SC was named a 2018 National Rural Health Day “Community Star.” Dr. Brown is the owner and Medical Director of Lake City Family Medicine, a Rural Health Clinic serving Lake City and the surrounding areas. SCORH believes that Dr. Brown exemplifies the spirit and commitment of a rural family doctor and works hard to reduce the health disparities affecting his patients.
Each year on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, estimated to be 1 in 5 Americans. NOSORH is the member organization serving all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) with the South Carolina office headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina.
SORHs provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and first responders in several ways including technical assistance, funding that supports workforce development, population health management, quality improvement initiatives, and more.
NOSORH Community Stars are hospital and emergency first responder teams, community health, and volunteer service heroes on the front lines of rural health who are making a positive impact on rural lives. Dr. Brown appears in the 2018 edition of the NRHD Community Stars publication, which is available now on the powerofrural.org website, the official hub for National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural movement.