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Video: DHHS Marks 40th Anniversary of Office of Rural Health

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For Immediate Release
Friday, November 22, 2013
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
              919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCroy proclaimed November 21, 2013 as Rural Health Day in North Carolina, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health and Community Care. Former governor James Holshouser created the office in 1973 to assist underserved communities by creating and supporting a network of rural health centers across the state. DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos helped to unveil a portrait of the late Governor Holshouser as part of the anniversary celebration. Holshouser's daughter, Ginny Holshouser Mills, took part in the celebration.

To see a video of the remarks made by Secretary Wos, Dr. Robin Cummings and Ginny Holshouser, click here.

image of Secretary Wos unveiling portrait

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