Monday, March 23, 2015

Luncheon in Munday Discusses Rural Healthcare

Knox County community leaders from Knox City and Munday hosted a regional network luncheon sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) on Thursday, March 19th at the Perry Patton Community Center. Community leaders from the neighboring communities of Haskell and Seymour were also in attendance with Caroline Garcia providing a delicious enchilada dinner. 

The focus of the luncheon was “Healthcare in Rural Texas: Successes, Challenges and the Future”. Discussions were led by Stephen Kuehler, CEO at Knox County Hospital District and Kelly Cheek, Center Director at the West Texas Area Health Education Center -- Big Country Region.  Both provided insight into their respective healthcare stories, services offered and their perspective of the future of rural healthcare which in Knox County looks extremely bright!

Special thanks go out to Jimi Coplen, Director of the Knox County Visioning Group for hosting and organizing the events and Judge Travis Floyd for providing a warm welcome to the attendees.

Texas Midwest Community Network is a regional organization for community and economic development, regional promotion, education, and legislative awareness. It is an organization of “communities working together to accomplish what one community cannot do alone.” TMCN sponsors networking events during the year and projects to market the region for business and tourism development.

TMCN Member cities are: Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Graham, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Hico, Jacksboro, Knox City, Menard, Merkel, Miles, Munday, Ranger, Rising Star, Robert Lee, Rising Star, Roscoe, Rotan, San Angelo, San Saba, Santa Anna, Seymour, Snyder, Stamford, Strawn, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye, and Winters      

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