Fosmire receives Rural Health Advocacy Award

Posted on: 5/30/18

Photo: Andy Fosmire, OHA VP of Rural Health, receives the award from Corie Kaiser, Rural Health Association of Oklahoma president.
Andy Fosmire
, OHA VP of rural health, received the 2018 Rural Health Advocate of the Year award from the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma (RHAO) at the Oklahoma Rural Health Conference on May 22.

The award is given to a “tireless advocate for rural health issues,” who has “repeatedly demonstrated his/her commitment to rural health through grassroots efforts or policy changes,” according to the nomination criteria. The recipient “inspires others to understand the significance rural health care plays for Oklahomans across the state by engaging elected officials in discussions and promoting policies that support rural health care.”  

Fosmire was nominated by Roger Knak, CEO at Fairview Regional Medical Center, who received the 2017 Rural Health Leader of the Year. In the nomination, Knak said Fosmire, “is a frequent visitor to the small communities, speaking to civic groups, local units of government, health care providers, and anyone who will listen about what is going on in rural health care.”

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