As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another .
The Northeastern Rural Health Network (NRHN) is a
collaboration of health and human service providers in
Chesterfield, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties of
northeastern South Carolina. These counties are part
of the poorest, most rural region of SC, a region that
suffers from fewer resources and poorer health
outcomes than any other in the state.
NRHN -- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization -- is
dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in these communities through increased collaboration and communication among providers. The Northeastern Rural Health Network was organized with the financial and technical assistance of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH). This network is one of five rural health networks developed through SCORH.
High utilization of local emergency departments and the need for a regional approach to improving coordination among healthcare providers spurred creation of NRHN.
From the beginning, the intersection of behavioral health and chronic disease has also been a focus for NRHN.
NRHN is a partner in AccessHealth SC, a program of the South Carolina Hospital Association to support communities in creating and sustaining coordinated data-driven provider networks of care that provide medical homes and ensure timely, affordable, high quality healthcare services for low income uninsured people in South Carolina.
"Collaborating to improve health outcomes resulting in longer, happier lives."