At least six hospitals across the country have recently cut services or announced plans “to scale back care,” Becker’s Hospital Review July 19 reports. Staffing shortage was the reason each facility cited for the move.
The hospitals and cut services are:
Leaders of South Lincoln Medical Center said the facility was “scaling back services because it was unable to recruit the number of surgical nurses needed to maintain a full surgical team all the time,” Becker’s highlighted.
In addition, according to Becker’s July 20, citing a July 18 media briefing published by The Seattle Times, hospitals in Washington state are currently "dramatically over capacity and grappling with…strains from delayed discharges and staff shortages.”Read More >>