"NEW LEXINGTON — Dr. Darcy Cook is the face of a health-care transformation taking hold in medically underserved Perry County.
"Cook could have practiced anywhere after she graduated last year from Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry. But the daughter of Appalachian Ohio was intent on returning to her home region to practice. She is needed.
"Cook works at the Hopewell Health Center in McArthur in Vinton County. She plans to move to the Hopewell Health Center in New Lexington in Perry County when that clinic opens a dental wing this year. It also will provide clinical training to students studying to become dental hygienists in a new program that Hocking College plans to start next year..."