Hospitals and unions both seek solutions to staffing crisis

Published by KIRO 7 on 12/13/21 (Source)

“As an ICU nurse in Eastern Washington, Julia Barcott has seen a lot of her colleagues leave. ‘We are simply worn down,’ she said. ‘Too many of us have started to wonder why we are in this profession.’”

"'The stress of the pandemic broke an already stressed system,' said David Keepnews, executive director of the Washington State Nurses Association, which is among the labor groups developing legislation to address the staffing crisis."