Solutions To Hospital Staffing Shortages Sought
The Oregon State Hospital is seeking help from the National Guard. In other industry news, medical schools say they are working harder to add anti-racism training.
Oregon State Hospital Calls For 30 National Guard Personnel To Help As Staffing Crisis Intensifies
The Oregon State Hospital’s critical staff shortage reached a new level this week, and officials have called for the National Guard to help fill roles vacated by staff on coronavirus-related leave, the hospital announced late Wednesday. The announcement was a sudden change from a plan released to the public Tuesday, when the psychiatric hospital said it would pull in managers from around the Oregon Health Authority and other state agencies to help with emergency staffing. The hospital still plans to use those managers for temporary staffing. (Ramakrishnan, 5/27)
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Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians
Black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Some of them look to black doctors for a sense of safety and connection, while medical schools add antiracism training. (Zaragovia, 5/27)