Sterling Heights, Michigan (October 25, 2022) – Shannon Chambers, senior director of provider solutions at the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH), received the 2022 SORH Innovation Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) during the organization’s annual conference.

NOSORH presents its SORH Innovation Award annually to a State Office of Rural Health member who demonstrates creative and engaging community outreach, programs, and activities to advance rural health. NOSORH members and other rural health stakeholders submit yearly nominations for the national award.

“Shannon is a vital resource to anyone working in or with Rural Health Clinics (RHC),” said Marcus Pigman, rural project manager at the Kentucky Office of Rural Health. “In her roles with SCORH and NOSORH, Shannon has been offering valuable RHC-related assistance, education and information. Whenever someone contacts Shannon with questions, she’s always enthusiastic and willing to help in any way possible. She’s been nothing but professional and is devoted to improving rural health care. And she’s also devoted to helping others better understand and explain the intricacies of all things RHCs. She’s a tremendous asset to the State Office of Rural Health community.”

NOSORH was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for nearly 61 million rural Americans.

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About the South Carolina Office of Rural Health

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. SCORH has been promoting investment, opportunity and health within rural communities since 1991.

With 27 percent of our state’s residents living in rural areas, SCORH believes in preserving the unique character of rural communities without compromising their opportunities and access to critical services.