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Exploring Solutions to the Healthcare Worker Shortage

Exploring Solutions to the Healthcare Worker Shortage

Renee Shaw and guests talk about the healthcare worker shortage and a new collaboration to address the issue in Kentucky's healthcare industry. Guests: Kris Williams, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; LaKisha Miller, executive director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center; and Nancy Galvagni, president and CEO of the Kentucky Hospital Association.
S17 E14 Length 27:01 Premiere: 12.12.21

Leaders from the Medical, Education, and Business Communities Join Together to Build the Healthcare Workforce

Health care facilities across the commonwealth are facing a nursing shortage that is expected to get worse in the coming years. Gov. Andy Beshear says hospitals currently have only about 80 percent of the staff nurses needed to handle patient loads. By 2024, he estimates the state will need an additional 16,000 nurses.

Hospital officials say the deficit, which they attribute to a range of factors, has been building for years.

“The worker shortage is not something new, but COVID certainly put a bright spotlight on the problem and certainly has exacerbated the issue,” says Kentucky Hospital Association President and CEO Nancy Galvagni.

Demographics are a key factor. Galvagni says many nurses are at or near retirement age and there simply aren’t enough new nurses entering the profession to offset the retirements. The additional hours, greater workloads, and stress of treating critical COVID patients has accelerated departures among nurses, she says. She says the labor shortage is especially acute among facilities in the state’s small towns.

“Rural communities are very concerned about losing any staff because it’s harder to recruit to rural hospitals,” she says.

Some feared that COVID vaccination mandates on health care workers might further impact staffing levels, but Galvagni says that’s not happened to any great extent in Kentucky. The bigger issue, she says, is the lure of lucrative traveling nurse positions. She says workers are leaving their regular hospital jobs to join companies that supply nurses who move from hospital to hospital, helping to fill short-term staffing gaps.

“We were competing not just for labor within our state but we were competing nationally,” says Galvagni. “That was driving up the wages, and so we were having to pay in Kentucky a national rate to try to get nurses.”

Where a full-time staff nurse at a Kentucky hospital might make $40 an hour, Galvagni says traveling nurses may make as much as $200 an hour, depending on their experience and specialty.

Assistance for Nursing Students

Last week, Gov. Beshear issued a series of executive actions to begin to address the state’s nursing crisis.

“In the midst of a pandemic, and in the midst of a shortage this dire, we’ve got to do things a little bit differently,” the governor said.

Beshear ordered the Kentucky Board of Nursing to allow nursing schools that have sufficient resources to boost their enrollments. Schools that are already at full capacity are to refer their qualified applicants to neighboring schools, and the state board will provide a monthly listing of schools that have spots available for prospective students.

But at the present time, Kentucky’s nursing schools are limited in how many students they can accept.

“We can bring in a little over 1,200 students a year,” says” Kentucky Community and Technical College System Chancellor Kris Williams. “Out of those students, we graduate over 900 students a year.”

Williams says accrediting agencies cap how many students KCTCS can enroll in its 23 different nursing programs among its 16 college campuses. She says their students face challenges that can make completing a nursing degree difficult. Some encounter financial hurdles and child care or family care obligations, whiles others face transportation issues or a lack of internet access to participate in online courses.

For those facing financial issues, Galvagni says many hospitals offer student loan forgiveness to their nurses. Williams says other employers offer tuition remission for employees who pursue a nursing degree, and the state’s Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program provides assistance to students pursing degrees in health care.

The governor also wants nurses to be included in a frontline worker bonus he hopes to provide from federal pandemic relief funds, and he wants to offer scholarships and student loan forgiveness for nursing students who agree to stay in the state and work for a certain number of years.

To get more young people into the nursing studies pipeline, Williams says there are dual-credit options for high school students to take college-level courses that prepare them to enter a nursing program.

Support for Hospitals

As the COVID pandemic drags on, hospitals are struggling to help their nurses and other staff members deal with the stress of long hours and never-ending patient needs. LaKisha Miller, executive director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center, says many employers are afraid of losing what staff they do have.

“One of the things that we hear from our businesses constantly is around that burnout,” says Miller.

Many employers are now partnering with the Chamber and KCTCS to address the nursing shortage. Miller says she works with health care facilities to assess their needs and facilitate conversations with education partners to begin to fill the gaps. The Workforce Center also created eight regional collaboratives to pinpoint the specific nursing shortages in those areas. Miller says one of those collaboratives recently secured a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide support services to nursing students.

“That was a big, big win for that region,” says Miller. “The employers are going to know that these students, they’re supported and they have a greater chance of actually getting to our facility.”

In addition to addressing the short-term needs of current students, Miller says the Chamber is also working to fill the talent pipeline by helping to introduce younger students to the nursing field and showing them the different career pathways available in health care.

Beyond staff shortages, hospitals are facing their own financial challenges. Galvagni says many facilities had to create dedicated COVID units, purchase special freezers to store COVID vaccines, and host monoclonal antibody treatment clinics. She says hospitals also had to borrow money to hire travel nurses and pay retention bonuses for staff. At the same time, those facilities lost revenues when elective procedures were postponed during the early months of the pandemic.

Even with early rounds of federal relief, Galvagni says Kentucky’s hospitals still have about $1 billion in losses. She says other states have already allocated some of their American Rescue Plan Act funds to help hospitals pay their staffing costs. She hopes Kentucky lawmakers will do the same thing when they convene in January.

“We don’t have any hospitals that we think are in imminent danger of closure, but we think the long-term outlook is very concerning,” she says. “The losses have continued to mount, and that’s why we are asking the General Assembly to look at providing some of those ARPA funds back to hospitals.”

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

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Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center - S17 E18

Renee Shaw talks with Tom Shelton, executive director of the Henry Clay Center, about how the center educates current and future leaders on the value of civil discourse and compromise when engaging in public policy matters.

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Connections - S17 E19

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers", and other works and projects.

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Connections - S17 E20

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Connections - S17 E21

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS "Frontline" program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, "Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation".

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS "Frontline" program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

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Connections - S17 E22

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

  • Monday February 21, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

Renee speaks with Dr. Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.

  • Wednesday February 23, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

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Wil James - S9 E40

Renee talks with Wil James, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing - S13 E42

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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

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Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

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Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks - S13 E25

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Sec. Eric Friedlander - Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - S17 E16

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

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Educational Innovation - S13 E21

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

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Silas House - S13 E16

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

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bell hooks - S4 E16

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

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Season 17 Episodes

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Sec. Eric Friedlander

S17 E15 Length 28:10 Premiere Date 1.9.22

Exploring Solutions to the Healthcare Worker Shortage

S17 E14 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 12.12.21

William Turner on Black Life in Appalachia

S17 E13 Length 27:54 Premiere Date 11.21.21

Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson

S17 E12 Length 27:43 Premiere Date 11.14.21

Addressing Needs of Kentuckians with Disabilities

S17 E11 Length 27:36 Premiere Date 11.7.21

Chelsea Ellis-Hogan

S17 E9 Length 27:11 Premiere Date 10.31.21

2021 Kentucky Book Festival

S17 E8 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 10.24.21

Devine Carama

S17 E7 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 10.17.21

Rufus Friday

S17 E6 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 10.10.21

Aaron Thompson

S17 E5 Length 28:04 Premiere Date 10.3.21

Whitney Austin - Reducing Gun Violence

S17 E4 Length 27:01 Premiere Date 9.26.21

Filmmaker Sarah Burns

S17 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9.19.21

Charlene Buckles and Dan Wu

S17 E2 Length 27:23 Premiere Date 9.12.21

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