22
Oct
2019

The Providers Documentary Screening

Oct 22, 2019 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Join us for an free public screening of The Providers, a documentary that examines the challenges of one community health center in rural New Mexico. Following the conclusion of the screening, Chris Ruge, a nurse practitioner featured in the film and originally from Fort Dodge, will join us for a panel discussion.

About the Film
"Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with underserved patients."