Season 3 | Episode 1
Utah's Healthcare Crisis
In Utah there are more than 1,000 job openings for nurses, without enough qualified applicants to fill those positions. Veteran healthcare workers describe this as a problem only made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state begins to work toward a new normal, we examine what can be done to take the pressure off existing providers while setting Utah up for a healthy future.
Experts say the ratio of primary care physicians to the population is pretty low in Utah. It's an issue that's amplified for medically underserved communities. Learn how a program at the University of Utah is preparing and encouraging medical students to answer the call for increased services.