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Long-Gee named Rural Health CEO

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Rural Health Group’s Board of Directors announced today Yvonne Long-Gee has been named chief executive officer effective immediately.  


Long-Gee is a registered nurse of 31 years with 30 years of experience in healthcare management.  

She has been employed with RHG for more than 20 years and has served as a senior leader for the past 13 years.  

“She is a compassionate leader with a great history of service to this organization,” said Clyde Johnston RHG board chair.  “Her expertise in operations and management, and commitment to ensuring our continued growth and level of care to the communities we serve make her ideal for this position. I’m confident our patients, staff, and providers are in good hands under her leadership.”

Long-Gee replaces longtime CEO Brian Harris who left earlier this month to work for the nation’s fifth largest community health center in California.

“It is my honor and privilege to be able to serve RHG and our community,” she said.  

Founded in 1974, Rural Health Group grew out of a community collaboration of concerned citizens to provide low-cost and free health care services to people living in Northeastern North Carolina.

Rural Health Group continues to be recognized as a national leader in patient quality with locations across the region.   

Just this month the company announced plans to offer Telemedicine.  Patients who are unable to see a doctor because of transportation issues or for example a mother who doesn’t want to load up her children in the car, can now see a provider using a smartphone or computer by logging into Rural Health Group’s website.  

“Our telemedicine has really taken off,” said Dr. Ronald Hughes, RHG medical director. “It’s been really popular these past few weeks with the snow storms and flu outbreak.  People simply haven’t been able to get out or don’t want to risk being in a waiting room with those who may have the flu.”  

The telemedicine clinic is currently open weekdays from 5 to 9 p.m. with plans to expand later this year.  

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