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Dr. Arthur featured in article on rural healthcare 

July 2017

Dr. Nicole Arthur (left), a family practice physician with Obstetrics at North Baldwin Family Medicine, was recently interviewed by journalist, Jilian Mincer, for an article published on

Many hospitals in rural America are closing or scaling back their maternity departments due to insurance costs, staffing costs, and low volume of patients. This lack of access poses a risk for expectant mothers who live in rural communities.

In the article, Mincer highlights the effort of North Baldwin Infirmary to provide access to obstetrics to the rural community of Bay Minette, AL, and the surrounding area.

Click here to view the full article.

“It’s important to have access (to obstetrics). Where the mother goes for care, the rest of the family will follow.” -Ben Hansert, North Baldwin Infirmary president

North Baldwin Infirmary awarded HRSA grant

July 2017

North Baldwin Infirmary was again awarded a HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) grant for $300,000 over a three year, project period.

This grant helps foster the North Baldwin Rural Health Network, a group of organizations working together to educate the community on healthcare related topics. The North Baldwin Rural Health Network seeks to give individuals and caregivers the knowledge and tools they need to prevent illness and injury.

Previous projects at NBI made possible by the HRSA grant include: telemedicine services, smoking cessation courses and training for nursing staff.

This grant has also given the team an opportunity to host an upcoming Lunch and Learn Series for caregivers. The event will be held in the NBI Administrative Boardroom and discuss the following topics:

July 20 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Overview of Advanced Directives, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Wills
Harry Still III

July 27 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  • (AseraCare) Hospice — Sara Smith
  • (AseraCare) End of Life Cultural Differences — Joe Aldrete
  • (Alabama Veterans Cemetery) Veterans Cemetery: Eligibility and Benefits — Tony Ross
  • (Norris Funeral Home) What to Expect from your Funeral Home — Eddie Newton

August 31 • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
(Area Agency on Aging) Prepare to Care Guide
Dorothy Dorton

Over the next three years, the team plans to focus on diabetic education.

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