Posted: Thu, August 9 2012 at 8:15 AM, Updated: Thu, August 9 2012 at 8:18 AM
A new report out pins Curry county as the unhealthiest county in the entire state.
The county has the highest mortality, suicide and alcohol and drug use rates.
However, the area does have a higher number of retired and elderly people.
Officials from the county public health department say a free-standing emergency department could help improve those problems.