Washington hospitals barely keeping head above water’

Published by THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW on 9/14/21 (Source)

“We’re losing overworked nurses to overwhelming burnout, the distress of working short-staffed, better-paying traveler nurse jobs and even for signing bonuses of up to $20,000 to move to a different hospital. We’re worried for our patients and the impact of the staffing crisis on the care they receive,” Julia Barcott, an ICU nurse at Astria Toppenish Hospital and Washington State Nursing Association cabinet chairperson, said in a news release.