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.
Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center is partnering with Indiana State University on a project to improve access to emergency services in rural areas using telehealth.
The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Lugar Center $1.2 million for the project. The grant is one of only five of its kind in the country.
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.