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Analysis of U.S. Census data shows Alabama leads the South in healthcare coverage

AUBURN – Analysts in the Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University say U.S. Census data released in September include some encouraging results for Alabama.

The state’s rate of persons without health insurance coverage in 2008, 11.9 percent, was the lowest rate recorded for Alabama in this decade. Alabama also has the lowest rate of uninsured residents in the southeastern states, besting Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Former AU dean of nursing inducted into Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame

AUBURN – Mary Florence Woody, former dean of the Auburn University School of Nursing, was recently inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Montgomery.

The Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame, whose honorees are chosen biennially, was founded in 1997 to honor Alabama citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the healthcare field.

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