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Intersection is a podcast that explores the many intersections inside healthcare, public policy, social issues, or even the art of storytelling. Bobby Rettew has spent his career interviewing some of the most interesting people, crafting some of the most complex stories. Now he brings these intersections together and the narratives that emerge from inside these stories. To learn more, go to IntersectionPodcast.com.

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Intersection is a podcast that explores the many intersections inside healthcare, public policy, social issues, or even the art of storytelling. Bobby Rettew has spent his career interviewing some of the most interesting people, crafting some of the most complex stories. Now he brings these intersections together and the narratives that emerge from inside these stories. To learn more, go to IntersectionPodcast.com.

    063: [TheDigital.Church] Dr. Ted Swann - Community, Churches, & COVID-19

    063: [TheDigital.Church] Dr. Ted Swann - Community, Churches, & COVID-19

    Ted Swann is President of Swann Medicine in Clemson, SC. Over the the past few months, he has been working diligently to educate his patients and also advise his community how to navigate COVID-19. 
    He has also been advising his home church, First Baptist Church of Clemson how to plan and prepare the church during this global crisis. He has created a wonderful graphical guide that helps explain how each person can personally prepare when trying to decide where to travel and how to interact with others during this pandemic.  
    This conversation highlights the creation of the above COVID-19 Individual Risk Guide and addresses the concerns of churches along with congregational members how to manage the risks of potential exposure.  
    To learn more about Ted Swann and Swann Medicine: 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ted.swann.7
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ted-swann-74b32a55/ 
    Website: https://swannmedicine.com/
    Liberty Fellowship: https://www.libertyfellowshipsc.org/people/details/ted-swann
    Palmetto Promise: https://palmettopromise.org/independent-doctors-old-school-medicine-on-the-covid-19-frontlines/

    • 28 min
    062 - [TheDigital.Church] Sewing Masks for Healthcare Workers

    062 - [TheDigital.Church] Sewing Masks for Healthcare Workers

    Acts 1:11 - Why do you stand here looking into the sky?”
    Betsey Matheny of Boulevard Baptist Church decided to no longer and “stand there staring;” she decided to do something and help the healthcare workers in Anderson, SC. So, she organized a group of women to sew masks for AnMed Health’s healthcare workers. This began as a simple initiative, but over time as AnMed Health engaged the community; they met their goal of 8,000 masks. It is because of this wonderful community here in Anderson came together to sew masks. 
    This story is about community, faith, and a commitment to helping each other. This story will feature interviews with Betsey Matheny of Boulevard Baptist Church, Tim Self of AnMed Health Foundation, and Ila Tribble of Boulevard Baptist Church. 
    Links:
    AnMed Health - Anderson, SC - https://anmedhealth.org
    Boulevard Baptist Church - Anderson, SC - https://www.boulevardbaptist.com

    • 21 min
    061: Recidivism Series Part 6: Recidivism, COVID-19, and Jail Populations

    061: Recidivism Series Part 6: Recidivism, COVID-19, and Jail Populations

    In part six of this recidivism series, we talk with Jennifer Johnson of the public defender's office about jail populations, public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer serves as co-vice chair of the Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and is the Chief Circuit Public Defender of the 10th Judicial Circuit in South Carolina.

    Links:
    42 inmates released from Anderson County Detention Center as fears rise about coronavirus:
    https://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/2020/03/19/coronavirus-anderson-county-detention-center-inmates-released-sc-jail-amid-covid-19-fears/2877575001/

    Public Defender's Office:
    https://www.andersoncountysc.org/public-defender

    Jennifer Johnson's Bio:
    https://sccid.sc.gov/about-us/circuit-public-defenders/bio/1961/jennifer-l-johnson
    https://www.scbar.org/lawyers/directory/profile/14224

    Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC):
    https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council

    • 15 min
    060: Recidivism Series Part 5: Examining the Log Jam in the Courts

    060: Recidivism Series Part 5: Examining the Log Jam in the Courts

    In Part Five of this recidivism series, we talk with Jennifer Johnson of the public defender's office about the log jam in the court system. She shares her story as she serves as co-vice chair of the Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. She also shares her perspective as the Chief Circuit Public Defender of the 10th Judicial Circuit in South Carolina. She shares about the data and the log jam inside the court system as the CJCC continues to find ways to reduce the jail population inside the over crowded Anderson County Detention Center.
    Links:
    Public Defender's Office:
    https://www.andersoncountysc.org/public-defender
    Jennifer Johnson's Bio:
    https://sccid.sc.gov/about-us/circuit-public-defenders/bio/1961/jennifer-l-johnson
    https://www.scbar.org/lawyers/directory/profile/14224

    Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
    https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council

    • 22 min
    059: Recidivism Series Part 4 - Social Determinants of Health and Criminal Justice Reform

    059: Recidivism Series Part 4 - Social Determinants of Health and Criminal Justice Reform

    Recidivism, social determinants of health, and what does recidivism have to do with re-admission rates? Is there a cycle, a pattern, a deeper exploration surrounding how those who are mentally ill access the care they need before the cycle begins; or even in the midst of the cycle? This cycle is happening and it is bigger than the four walls of a hospital, the criminal justice infrastructure, and the community they serve. So many questions, Here is part two of my discussion with Michael Cunningham from AnMed Health, part four of this series exploring recidivism.
    As we talk to Micheal, he shares how hospitals term recidivism differently, specifically identifying the core cause for re-admission. This conversation leads to a larger discussion surrounding the social determinants of health for those consistently seeking access to care, especially those cycling inside the walls of the hospital from the criminal justice system. 
    Links:
    AnMed Health: https://anmedhealth.org/
    Anderson County CJCC: https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council

    • 27 min
    058: Recidivism Series Part 3 - Recidivism, Health Care, and Healthcare

    058: Recidivism Series Part 3 - Recidivism, Health Care, and Healthcare

    Recidivism and the words "health care", what do they have to do with each other? Health care refers to provider actions, and in this case actions truly speaks, shows, exemplifies so much more than the two words themselves. Michael Cunningham works for AnMed Health, a community healthcare system, healthcare in this case is one word. AnMed Health is located in Anderson County, South Carolina; and Michael is a champion seeking change, committed to the service to the community he serves. He is also a partner in this journey of tackling recidivism as a part of the CJCC in Anderson County. Here is part one of his story; part three in this series exploring recidivism.
    Links:
    AnMed Health: https://anmedhealth.org/
    Anderson County CJCC: https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council

    • 21 min

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J Steezey ,

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Fantastic, and informative!! Bobby does a great job of “guiding” his subjects to really open up and share their heart felt, honest stories. Top notch, professional sounding podcast!!

Working at Hospitals ,

Love the art of storytelling

This is such a great podcast with thoughtful stories. Look forward to this show each week.

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Excellent storytelling

Great conversations around interesting topics. Looking forward to next week’s episode!

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