Letter to Editor Regarding National Rural Health Day

Dear Editor:

At McKenzie Health System, we believe that every day is National Rural Health Day. Our growing team supports the health and wellness of local communities in ways large and small – building an outstanding team of family healthcare providers, bringing specialists to the area so patients do not have to travel as much, investing in technology, and raising the bar for excellence in emergency care. Why do we strive to be the very best for our rural community? Because we know you’re worth it!

At the end of the day, we hope YOU realize you’re worth it too and that you do your part to live a healthier life. Becoming more physically active, making healthier food choices, drinking plenty of water, taking time for yourself, getting regular checkups, and seeing your family doctor if you are experiencing any health concerns, are all things you have control over and can do to make a difference.

We are proud to once again join the National Organization of States Offices of Rural Health to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” on National Rural Health Day, November 15.

You may not be surprised to learn that nearly one in five Americans calls a rural community home, and you definitely know how much ingenuity, hard work and creativity people in Sanilac County contribute to the world and to each other. We are pleased to join the National Rural Health Day effort to acknowledge the dedication of people and businesses in rural communities while also recognizing the challenges of healthcare in smaller towns.

No matter where you come from or what your issue, our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care. We are proud to be part of a rural community and proud of the work our 275+ employees do every day to make Sanilac County an even better place to work and live.

On behalf of our team members, thank you for your support and trust over the years. We look forward to caring for you in the years ahead.

Steve Barnett, President & CEO
McKenzie Health System
120 Delaware Street
Sandusky, MI 48471