Community health educator joins Scotland Health Care System


LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care System and the staff of the Scotland Memorial Foundation have announced that Margaret McGee has joined the system as the new Community Health Educator.

Prior to joining Scotland Health Care System, McGee received her bachelor’s degree in public health with a concentration in community health from East Carolina University.

“The chance to come to an area where health education is so very important is an amazing opportunity,” McGee said. “I look forward to helping bring awareness concerning important health-related topics to this community and ensuring the general public is invited to attend.”

In the role of community health educator, McGee’s responsibilities will include developing and implementing new community health education programs, including childhood obesity prevention, diabetes management, and smoking cessation; representing Scotland Health Care System at community health fairs; and coordinating Scotland’s support groups and the annual Diabetes Health Fair, Men’s Health Event and Women’s Health Event.

“We are truly excited to have her join our team. She will be a valuable resource for our community and organization as we strive to enhance the health and quality of life of those we serve.” said Gary Hatchell, senior director of Rehab Services.