Est. in 1992 to develop a model rural training program for residents aspiring to practice in rural, underserved areas, the Midwest Center for Rural Health was renamed in 2006 to honor Senator Richard G. Lugar, Indiana's longest serving member of Congress and a passionate advocate for rural health.
The Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health hosted first year students from the Rural Medical Education Program at the University of Illinois at Rockford and Indiana University School of Medicine Rural Medical Education Program in Terre Haute for the 2014 Doc Hollywood Day celebration on Wednesday, October 22nd.
Dr. Joe Biggs, the Executive Director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, was featured on a recent news story about Indiana's county health rankings. Dr. Biggs touched specifically on the challenges of healthcare in rural areas. See the full story below: