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With a budget in question, a program pairing pregnant women with nurses could lose funding.
The proposal would require insurers to provide doctors with more information upfront.
Shortages of nurses, doctors and other qualified workers was a challenge before the coronavirus strained hospitals, however, the virus accelerated the need for action, as burned-out nurses fled intensive care units flooded with COVID-19 patients.
Pennsylvania crisis intervention centers are facing a staffing shortage at a time when demand is expected to increase.
A Yardley couple is suing Bucks County and 10 county jail employees over what they allege were civil rights violations against their daughter, 29-year-old Kim Stringer.
NPR found Pennsylvania processed LPN applications more slowly than any other state and was among the slowest at issuing RN licenses last year.
“The system is really at a critical point now.”
Stressed out nurses are ditching their jobs for lucrative travel gigs, while overburdened hospitals see record staffing shortages.