Coming Full Circle

Paula Lynch and Jeanne Berryman, HopeWest volunteers


After losing her son, Paula Lynch was helped by HopeWest Hospice’s Mending Hearts adult grief support program. She now gives back by helping others as she was helped.

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May 13, 2015

An Interview with Gina Capra

Gina Capra, Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health


The Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health (ORH) discusses the Veterans Choice Program and other VA activities underway to connect rural veterans to the healthcare services they need.

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April 28, 2015

Rural Student Profiles

Profiles of four students who have completed distance or hybrid education programs with the aim of advancing their careers and better serving their rural communities.

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February 26, 2015

Missouri RN Earns BS Nursing Degree Online

Virginia Slaughter


A profile of Virginia Slaughter, a nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Missouri Kansas City RN-BSN Rural Nursing Initiative, a distance education program.

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February 26, 2015

Will Hospitals Become Insurers?

A look into the complexities of medical insurance and the consequences that rural communities could face if healthcare systems morph into insurance providers.

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February 26, 2015