Atlantic News Telegraph: Axne Makes Tour Stop In Atlantic
Jennifer Nichols, Atlantic News Telegraph, February 1, 2019
ATLANTIC – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne stopped in Atlantic Friday morning as part of a tour of rural health care centers, in the hopes of learning more about what needs are being part, what needs might be being missed and ways she can support the district to keep what works and try to fill needs that need to be filled.
Cass County Health System was the second health facility she visited, and prior to that she visited one in Redfield. She said in a facility in a small town like Redfield, she discussed what people “can and can’t do there” for services and if people may have to travel to another facility for certain services.
She said Cass County had a “wonderful facility,” and she wanted to learn what role government can do to “continue to make sure that it services the area, and receives what it needs to be successful.”
Axne said she learned that Cass County Health System has a great facility, but one issue, they face is bringing, “enough people here, physicians in particular,” to continuing providing the services to patients. She said it’s important to have technology available, to “make sure to invest in things like telemedicine,” is an option for rural health care facility to use as another way to provide services, “and how I can support that when I go back to Washington.”