Rural Health News

September 17, 2020

In times like this, it’s important to highlight those who are stepping up and doing their part. We would like to highlight our very own Patty Phillippe, Executive Secretary. During the pandemic, she has used her own resources and time to shop, choose pretty material, cut out, sew, and create almost 250 masks for our staff, their families, and friends. Many times, she will match the mask to someone’s personality. The dedication and spirit displayed by Patty is ever encouraging. According to Patty, she loves seeing the journey each mask takes, and is proud to know that she is doing her part to keep others safe, and perhaps making a difference in someone’s life. From all of us here at Rural Health, we thank you and appreciate you Patty!

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September 16, 2020

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September 3, 2020

Rural Health, Inc. has been awarded a $200,000 grant by The Department of Health and Human Services. The funding received will be used to combat the current opioid crisis that’s taking place in southern Illinois. Rural Health, Inc. is grateful for the grant, and believes this is a tremendous step taken to combat the epidemic that affects so many families in our region. The organization also believes this will overall strengthen communities. Only with proper prevention, treatment, and recovery services will we see a reduction in opioid related fatalities and addictions. The funding for the grant was awarded through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

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September 1, 2020
Yesterday was Overdose Awareness Day. With September comes National Recovery Month, a national observance to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, and reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

Rural Health, Inc. is here for anyone who may be facing this crisis and needing assistance. Our team of behavioral health specialists and social workers can help you a
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August 19, 2020

Rural Health, Inc. recently received a generous donation of school supplies from one of their managed care organizations, Meridian Health. Items donated include backpacks, notebooks, pencils & pens, and pencil sharpeners. Rural Health, Inc. expresses their gratitude for the donation and excitement for their plan of investing back into the community. While supplies last, Rural Health, Inc. will be happy to assist families that may be in need of these school supplies for their children. Those interested can contact Chase Hileman, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 618-833-4471 ext. 1081.

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August 14, 2020

Today is Staff Appreciation Day! Rural Health, Inc. wants to acknowledge every one of our staff members for all of the hard work and dedication they bring to the job each day. Their efforts bring our mission to life and enrich the communities we serve.

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August 12, 2020

Happy Patient Appreciation Day! We would like to thank all of our patients for choosing us and our services. We will always be here to address your needs, and as always, we look forward to seeing you again!    

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July 27, 2020


August will soon be here! With it comes National Health Center Week, raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of our nation’s health centers.

This year, the week falls between August 9th-15th, with Patient Appreciation Day on Wednesday the 12th. But guess what? Rural Health, Inc. will be celebrating appreciation for our patients multiple days!

Check out the schedule below and make sure to swing by your Rural Health office to receive a goodie bag while supplies last! Due to COVID-19, this will be a curbside pick-up event only.

Schedule: Monday August 10th

Metropolis 9:00 – 12:00 G

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July 16, 2020

Make sure to tune in to WSIL News 3 tomorrow morning to watch our own Jennifer Glodo! Jennifer, along with representation from the Senior Solutions program at Union County Hospital, will be on the air at various times discussing the Alzheimer’s Awareness Project. Don’t miss out on some great, important information. It all starts at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow on WSIL News 3!


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July 14, 2020

Now is the time to book a school physical appointment! We conveniently provide this service at our Anna, Dongola, Goreville, and Metropolis locations. Starting now, each child that comes in for a school physical will receive a free backpack courtesy of Rural Health (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)! So what are you waiting for? Contact your nearest Rural Health office today!

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