Creating healthier communities through accessible healthcare.

Dr. Elizabeth J. Pusey, Founder and President

A practicing radiologist with decades of experience, Dr. Elizabeth Pusey founded Rural Wellness, Inc. when her passion for accessible rural healthcare brought her to Fairfax, Oklahoma. Inspired by the community who rallied to save their bankrupt local hospital from closing, Dr. Pusey acquired it along with two area clinics with the goal of revitalizing, updating, and expanding the facilities to bring top-quality healthcare to the community. 

Rural Wellness, Inc. has since expanded to included two more rural hospitals in the state of Oklahoma, working alongside Avem Health Partners, an Oklahoma City-based hospital management group, to lead operations. Dr. Pusey also heads the Avem Foundation, a 503(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to improve quality of life in rural communities through sustainable programs in such areas as hunger, healthcare, and education. 

At home in California, Dr. Pusey spends her time managing her radiology practice with a focus on women’s health, playing board games with her three children, and reading fiction.