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|Local health expo in planning stages|
By TORI STILWELL
A group of residents and health care practitioners from both sides of the river are finding ways to come together to keep local patients -- and dollars -- at home.
The Regional Health Care Committee stems from the Miss-Lou Regional Steering Committee, a group of elected officials, professionals, and residents that works to enrich the local economy.
Sarah Smith, the chairwoman of the health care committee, said one of its main goals is to encourage community members to stay local for their health care needs.
Many residents, she said, turn to doctors from larger metropolitan areas like Alexandria rather than remain in the region. Smith said the reasons range from the economic downturn driving away physicians to a matter of habit.
"I think some of it's an ingrown mindset that you have to leave the area to get quality care," she said, "a mindset that larger areas have better healthcare.
"That's not necessarily true."
To address the issue, the committee's members have developed a timeline to accomplish the group's objectives and are also preparing a large community health education event in spring 2011.
The fair will include seminars and classes as well as provide spaces for rent for local businesses.
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