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Amid health care staffing crunch, employers adapt with short-term changes and hope for long-term fixes
For more than a month, staffing issues took center stage during the Mercy Hospital strike at Catholic Health System.
But the staffing crunch goes beyond Mercy, and all health care providers – in Western New York, the state and the country – are feeling the effects.
All are beefing up their payroll of recruiters, making nationwide connections in the hunt for workers. They’re offering signing bonuses, aiming to stick out in the crowd. And, in the near term, they’re paying huge premiums for agency workers.
It’s a problem that’s not going away anytime soon.
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