Exhibit and Speaking Opportunity at Blessing Hospital in November

I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking to Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences students in November about poverty and health care experiences. The Quincy Illinois Poverty Project has been invited to set up an exhibit there as well.

“The Quincy Illinois Poverty Project is a factual depiction of how many poor people live in Quincy and Adams county. Steve Bohnstedt has brought this hidden subject to the surface, and front and center to those who did not realize that there are homeless people in the community. I am a registered nurse, teach nursing at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, and a doctoral nursing student at the University of Southern Indiana. My doctoral work centers around the culture of poverty and how people who live in that culture are treated when seeking health care. I am teaching about the culture of poverty in nursing classes and plan to have Steve present his work in several classes later this fall. Knowledge is power. Knowledge about the culture of poverty and the homeless in our community as depicted through this initiative gives all of us the power to change it.” - Kimi Yuchs MAN, RN, NE-BC

June 2017:  Vickie is being cared for at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, after suffering a heat related injury. A few weeks later, Vickie died of complications from a heart attack she suffered in a nursing home. She was survived by a fiancee and friends who, because of “standard patient privacy issues,” were denied any knowledge of her whereabouts when she was transferred from Blessing Hospital to the nursing home where she suffered the heart attack. When her fiancee learned of Vickie’s death on social media, he fell into a deep depression, was hospitalized 4 times in as many months and required a nursing home stay of months to recover. He literally nearly died of a broken heart.

June 2017: Vickie is being cared for at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, after suffering a heat related injury. A few weeks later, Vickie died of complications from a heart attack she suffered in a nursing home. She was survived by a fiancee and friends who, because of “standard patient privacy issues,” were denied any knowledge of her whereabouts when she was transferred from Blessing Hospital to the nursing home where she suffered the heart attack. When her fiancee learned of Vickie’s death on social media, he fell into a deep depression, was hospitalized 4 times in as many months and required a nursing home stay of months to recover. He literally nearly died of a broken heart.