A national organization that supports healthcare in rural and underserved communities awarded one of its highest honors to Keith Clark, Director of Rural Programs for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s Office of Statewide Initiatives.

The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNET) presented Clark with its Fredric Moskol Leadership Award at its national conference in Bozeman, Montana. The organization represents more than 5,000 communities across the U.S. that actively recruit physicians and other healthcare providers to rural and underserved areas.

The award, named for the organization’s founder, recognizes an individual’s leadership abilities, collaborative spirit, and compassionate response to the healthcare needs of rural and underserved populations.

Clark, an Elko County resident, has worked with UNR Med for more than 17 years and has been instrumental in its outreach to underserved areas and populations in Nevada.

He wears many hats, including Frontier Area Health Education Director and Director of the Nevada Health Service Corps, Nevada’s student loan repayment program. He also served on the board of Nevada’s primary care association, oral advisory council, and was appointed to the telecommunications advisory council by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Gov. Steve Sisolak.

“I’ve always tried to instill this idea in people that we bring healthcare to people who otherwise may go without,” Clark said. “I believe it brings a lot of honor to what we do.”

Credit: Nevada Medicine Weekly | February 15, 2022