Kansas health center offers staff time off for mission work

Ashland Health Center, a public 24-bed hospital in rural Kansas, was facing staffing shortages common in many rural areas until it changed its approach and began recruiting health workers interested in doing mission work, according to the Associated Press.

As a benefit, it now offers employees 8 paid weeks off each year -- which can be used for mission work or any other purpose.

"The idea: people willing to care for the sick and suffering in developing nations might be content to do the same in a town of 855 people, more than two hours away from the nearest Starbucks," reports the Associated Press.

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