Pa. health care providers tell lawmakers the state’s rural hospitals are in crisis
A study conducted by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found that rural hospitals have struggled to fill 39% of vacant registered nurse positions. By comparison, HAP found the average vacancy rates for direct care RNs to be more than 30% statewide.
Nurses care for us – it’s time we stand up and do more for them | Opinion
Having worked as a registered nurse in hospital settings for 27 years I can attest a nurse spends about 75 minutes with a patient. A nurse sees the truth behind the diagnosis. A nurse sees the reality of a treatment. A nurse is a caregiver, a counselor, an advocate.
Associate Editor’s picks: 5 health care stories to know from 2019
From marijuana town halls to abortion bans, here are my picks for the top 5 healthcare stories to know from 2019.