Philippines have been a steady source for lab techs
Without the ability to recruit from an immigrant workforce health care would look a lot different at the Scott County Hospital.
“We’ve tried to recruit for some positions in the hospital, not just locally, but nationwide,” says Pam Wheeler, director of the human relations department at SCH.
It’s not just a workforce shortage in the medical field, but, “quite honestly, it’s hard to get people who want to live in Western Kansas,” says Wheeler.
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