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Panel on emerging healthcare professions set for Nov. 14

A panel of healthcare professionals will discuss emerging professions in the industry Thursday (Nov. 14) at The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex, 700 First Ave.

The discussion, sponsored by WKU’s College of Health and Human Services and the New and Emerging Health Professions Committee, begins at 1 p.m.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Phillip Bale, a Glasgow physician, medical director and founder of the Bale Center for the Prevention of Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes and a member of WKU’s Board of Regents;
  • Kim Dees, executive director of the Center for Health Care Professions and vice president of Health Professions with the Kentucky Hospital Association;
  • Joey Forman, chief officer of information, compliance and development with HOPE Family Health;
  • Melinda Joyce, pharmacist at the Medical Center in Bowling Green and a member of the WKU nursing faculty;
  • Michael Poynter, executive director of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Three potential emerging professions will be explored: scribes, patient navigators and community paramedics. The panel will describe the skill sets required, projected need and potential salaries. The need for other types of jobs will also be explored.

Contact: Dr. Patricia Desrosiers, (270) 745-4557.

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