Courting healthcare professionals: Multiple organizations team up to bring best, brightest to Chippewa Valley

...For some of the rural communities in the Chippewa Valley, the challenge is retaining their healthcare infrastructure. In 2016, the Census Bureau reported that 19.3 percent of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. Statistics project that America’s rural population will be less than 11 percent in just 25 years. Running a hospital is expensive, from 24/7 staffing to specialized HVAC systems to modern medical equipment. Recruiting healthcare professionals to more rural areas goes against the flow, for rural areas are steadily emptying, and healthcare professionals in America’s small towns are often expected to do more with less...

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Ken Notes: This is an issue everywhere. Nice read on how one area is tackling the problem...



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