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CCMH Joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day November 16

November 16, 2023

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 61 million people call them home! We're celebrating the Power of Rural on National Rural Health Day, Nov 16.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is proud to join communities across America in celebration of National Rural Health Day (NRHD) on November 16, 2023.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and rural-focused organizations throughout the United States set aside the third Thursday of November to recognize NRHD. This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural” and honor the individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare needs of nearly 61 million people living in rural America.

CCMH is proud and honored to be named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the nation, the only one in Missouri. CCMH achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance.

“It is of vital importance that we ensure all of Carrollton, Carroll County and nearby communities have the opportunity to be healthy and have access to affordable, quality health care regardless of where they call home,” said Scott Thoreson, Chief Executive Officer. “CCMH is proud to recognize the incredible work of health professionals and volunteers in our community on National Rural Health Day and throughout the year.”

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 61 million people call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good. They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities are an economic engine that provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital employs more than 260 individuals, making it the largest employer in Carroll County.

“Our staff are very important to us and the communities we serve,” said Michael Schubach, CCMH Chief Human Resources Officer. “That is why we focus on being the employe of choice and providing our employees a generous benefits package that includes low-deductible health insurance with hospital services covered at 100 percent, generous employer matching 401(k) of 8 percent, tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities, discounted childcare at CCMH Childcare Center, and discounted meals with salad bar and a la carte options, to name a few. A better employee experience starts here.”

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Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens. Rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

Jefferson Medical Group (JMG), our primary care provider team, sees patients of all ages and focuses on providing a wide array of general healthcare services to our communities like family care, vaccination, sports and DOT physicals, well-child examinations, women’s health and geriatric care. JMG is a Rural Health Clinic and a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). A PCMH is a model of patient care that uses a team-based approach and emphasizes care coordination and communication to provide quality care, help lower medical costs, and achieve an excellent patient care experience.

JMG has locations in Carrollton, Brunswick and Hale.

Additional information on National Rural Health Day can be found at To learn more about CCMH, visit

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit