The Check-In: Rural Health Care | KBIA

The Check-In: Rural Health Care

Apr 23, 2020

You’ve seen the headlines with places like New York, Chicago and Detroit that have become hotspots for coronavirus cases. Those stories report on overcrowded hospitals and ventilator shortages.

Meanwhile rural areas have been slower to get COVID-19 cases. But now, some rural counties in Missouri are seeing spikes in cases in places that already have fewer resources and uncertain funding streams.

That's left some rural clinics struggling to keep their doors open.

In this episode, we’re talking about the coronavirus crisis in rural Missouri and how providers are handling preparation and coping with funding shortfalls.

Our guests:

Dr. Karen Edison, senior medical director for the Missouri Telehealth Network and Show-Me ECHO.

Karen White, Chief Executive Officer of Missouri Highlands Health Care.

To hear the live show, tune in weekdays at noon. Also, you can leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.