Daviess County Economic Development participates with state leaders in healthcare policy forum

conference to advance healthcare quality in rural Indiana

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Health Commissioner and others take part in day-long conference on advancing quality of healthcare in rural Indiana.


INDIANAPOLIS – Driving job creation and workforce development were among the topics addressed by an economic development panel moderated by Ron Arnold, executive director of the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation, at the 14th Annual Indiana Public Policy Forum of the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) January 24.

The panel, which was part of the day-long annual IRHA policy conference, included Dr. Matt Will (finance associate professor) of the University of Indianapolis; Mayor Shawna Girgis of Bedford; Mayor Chris Ferency of Franklin and Arnold. According to Don Kelso, IRHA executive director, the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation was chosen as a participant because of “its premier status as a successful organization for Indiana rural development.”

Arnold said he was pleased to be a part, “given the critical nature of quality healthcare and its role in workforce development.” Arnold added: “High-performance healthcare delivery and economic development must be joined at the hip for Indiana to advance.”

Other participants at the day-long conference at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis included Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Dr. Jerome Adams, Indiana State Health Commissioner, and Brock Slabach, senior vice president of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA)


About the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation

As a private/public partnership for county-wide economic development, the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is working to build a foundation for a better tomorrow in the communities within Daviess County, Indiana. A founding organization of the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park, DCEDC’s mission is to develop a process which improves the standard of living for all citizens by creating, retaining and reinvesting wealth while protecting the environment. For more information, please visit the DCEDC Web site at www.dcedc.net, or contact Ron Arnold directly at rarnold@dcedc.net or 812-254-1500. For media inquiries, please contact Michael Snyder at The MEK Group at 317-805-4870 or e-mail:msnyder@themekgroup.com.