Staff shortage at St. John prompts nurse union letter, hospital says high volume of patients causing strain


Current staffing levels at Peace­Health St. John Medical Center are woefully insuf­fi­cient” and creating unsafe work condi­tions, a letter from the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion to the hospital alleges. The hospital said unprece­dented patient volumes” are straining resources throughout the region.

Our nurses at Peace­Health St. John are tired and are quickly burning out,” the letter said, as staffing levels are causing nurses to miss meal and rest breaks and take on high patient loads.


THE DAILY NEWS (LONGVIEW): Staff shortage at St. John prompts nurse union letter, hospital says high volume of patients causing strain (7/25/21)