Point of Pride: White Mountain Regional Medical Center / by Joe Furia

 Brigid Holland, Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, White Mountain Regional Medical Center 

Brigid Holland, Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, White Mountain Regional Medical Center 

Last month our member White Mountain Regional Medical Center (WMRMC), received special recognition at the 2018 Rural Health Conference for their efforts in combatting the opioid crisis within their community. As the concern over the opioid crisis started to increase, WMRMC , with the generous support of the AzFlex Supplemental Grant, were able to provide education on the issue to both community members and providers. In a broader approach and in collaboration with The Apache County Drug Free Alliance and other stakeholders, WMRMC launched several campaigns including poster, social media, billboard, and along side the education opportunities. Two staff members will be attending the Chronic Pain Management Workshop Leadership training in order to provide alternatives to opioids for community members who suffer from chronic pain. But their efforts do not end there, this October WMRMC will host the award-winning Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program, and a one-hour community education event to continue combatting the opioid crisis.