Governor Colyer visits Prairie View, but disagrees with director on facility

Governor Jeff Colyer speaks with Prairie View CEO Jessie Kaye. Colyer visited Prairie View on Thursday and discussed mental health issues with the staff. Ray Strunk/Newton Now
By Ray Strunk Prairie View mental health clinic is fighting for its existence. That’s what Jessie Kaye, president and CEO of Prairie View, told Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer during his visit to Prairie View in Newton on Thursday. Prairie View employs close to 350 people and treats more than 12,000 patients across the state. Nearly half of these patients are uninsured or underinsured. Last year,

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