Limestone University will host its inaugural Rural Healthcare Summit Thursday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Hines & Riggins Center.
Those who cannot attend can follow along on Limestone's official Twitter page: www.twitter.com/followlimestone (@followlimestone). The Healthcare Summit posts can also be found using the hashtag #LimestoneRuralHealth.
The object of the panel discussion will be to identify the rural health challenges facing Cherokee County and the surrounding area.
Organizations with representatives taking part include Center for Family Medicine - Peachview, Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Cherokee Medical Center, Cherokee County School District, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), KNOW(2), National Alliance on Mental Illness (Spartanburg Area), Palmetto Patriots Home, ReGenesis Health Care, South Carolina Center for Rural & Primary Healthcare, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and South Carolina Office of Rural Health.
The summit, being co-sponsored by Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas, will coincide with National Rural Health Week, coordinated by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, that will culminate with National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 17, which is an opportunity to honor the selfless, community-minded, and determined spirit that prevails in rural America.
For more information on Thursday's Summit, visit www.limestone.edu/rural-healthcare.