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News stories from the past 60 days.

A Conversation with Katie Peterson
Jul 3, 2018 - Radio interview with Katie Peterson, Chief Nursing Officer at Pender Community Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Pender, Nebraska. Discussion includes Pender and its hospital, recruitment and retention, and the hospital's work with behavioral health and telehealth, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Rural Areas Have The Highest Suicide Rates And Fewest Mental Health Workers
Jun 18, 2018 - Details the great need for mental health professionals in rural areas of the county, with a particular focus on Nebraska. 65% of non-metropolitan counties do not have a psychiatrist, and almost half of those don't have a psychologist either. Touches on efforts to recruit providers to rural areas.
Source: The Huffington Post
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Last Updated: 7/3/2018