Going Public

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Whether it's education and politics or arts and culture, nothing is off limits on KRCU's Going Public. Join KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson every Friday at 6:00 P.M.

The Missouri Hospital Association released its annual workforce report this month finding that staff nurses in Missouri had the highest vacancy rate in the 16 years of the survey’s existence. And in Southeast Missouri, registered nurse vacancies have more than doubled in the last year. Jeannie Fadler, vice president of Patient Care Services at Saint Francis Medical Center explains why these numbers are high and how Saint Francis is tackling the issue.

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May 26, 2017

This week on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about increased staff nurse vacancies in Missouri with Jeannie Fadler, vice president of Patient Care Services at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. We’ll talk about why the vacancy is so high statewide, how these vacancies affect a hospital’s functionality, and what efforts are being made to recruit and retain registered nurses.

And later on in the show, we’ll hear from Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers about the new photo ID law and what you need to know.

 

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United Way of Southeast Missouri recently acquired a grant from the DeltaCorps Regional Authority for the new program Read to Excel, an extension of the Read to Succeed Program in Cape Girardeau Public Schools. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Elizabeth Shelton, the Executive Director of United Way of Southeast Missouri about it.

 

 

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Infant mortality in Missouri’s six Bootheel counties has been an ongoing problem. Recent data shows these counties have some of the highest infant mortality rates in the state. Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to talk about the reason behind these high numbers and new efforts to tackle it.

 

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May 14, 2017

This week on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re taking another look at infant mortality in Missouri’s Bootheel with Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families. We’ll talk about why the infant mortality rate is problematic in the Bootheel, the importance of safe sleep practices with newborns and why some unsafe sleep practices have become cultural norms.

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