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Small Town Hospitals


Find out how a town of 2,500 maintains an inpatient hospital in rural Iowa.

Steve Simonin, President & CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics

Amy McDaniel, CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond

Renee Diamond, MD – Family Practice Provider at Iowa Specialty Hospital

Kathy Nicholls, Director – Wright County Public Health


The Rural Health Care Crunch


Join KSMQ for a discussion of the critical issues impacting rural health care in our region.  Hosted by Eric Olson and Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara, three expert panelists talk about how patients, providers and health care workers are being affected by changes in the industry.

Laura Beasley, RN / Riverland Community College / Associate Dean of Allied Health

Kari Bunkers, MD / Office of Population Health Management / Mayo Clinic / Family Physician / Mayo Clinic Health System

Ira Moscovice, Ph.D. / University of Minnesota / Rural Health Research Center



Drug Storm


The program offers expert information about the illegal drug trade in Mower and Freeborn counties. Two recovering heroin addicts; one from Austin, the other from Albert Lea, share their stories.



Dr. Michael Brunner, Clinical Director of Fountain Centers in Albert Lea

Debra Schmitt, Mower County Probation Officer.






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