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Hospital Administrator at Franklin Memorial named Red Cross Medical Hero

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The American Red Cross and WSLS 10 team up once again for celebration of heroes.

We bring you Bill Jacobsen's story, a hospital administrator at Franklin Memorial who is this year's Medical Hero.

When Jacobsen moved here nearly eight years ago to take over as Vice President of Carilion Clinic and lead Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount, work to increase access to urgent care and decrease emergency room visits had already begun.

Since then Jacobsen has carried that torch in Franklin County  and the opening of the Westlake VelocityCare is a great example.

“I have the best team I’ve ever worked with in 32 years of healthcare, so if want to do my best for this community and I see my work as a calling, not as a job,” he explained.

Adding urgent care at Westlake is a start, but hospital leaders are finding there are other areas of the county that need access to doctors as well.

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