Turner Center’s Rural Health Advocacy Network Awards Grant

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Pictured Left to Right, Libby Ferguson, STRHS CNO, Rev. Timothy Holton, Patty Robertson, STRHS OB Manager, Jim Edmondson, STRHS CEO

Pulaski, TN— The labor and delivery department at Southern Regional Tennessee Health System is pleased to announce they are the recipient of a grant from The Turner Center at Martin Methodist College.  The $5,000 grant will be used toward emergency equipment for the department.

The grant was awarded as part of The Turner Center’s new health initiative, the Rural Health Advocacy Network.  The Rural Health Advocacy Network, based on the “Memphis Model” at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN, pairs patients with trained volunteer Advocates who assist in navigating the complexities of the healthcare system, providing non-medical support, assistance, and advocacy while improving the health of the community through education and prevention.

Rev. Timothy Holton, a pastor in The Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church, oversees the Advocacy Network as the Program Manager for The Turner Center.  Prior to entering the pastorate, Rev. Holton worked extensively in healthcare, most recently in biopharmaceutical research and development.