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Kathi Schaff facilitated a health care forum Wednesday afternoon to address the performance of the workforce entering the health care industry. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system hosted the workforce assessment initiative for area health care employer's teachers. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Educators, employers say health care at crossroads

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BEMIDJI - One of the first things Judy Killian did when she took over a floundering Goldpine Home a decade ago was to have all medication-trained staff become licensed practical nurses. There are 64-68 residents in the assisted-living facility at any time and all of them have their own medication needs.

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"They need nurses. Period. Bottom line," she said.

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