Hospitals across the nation juggle COVID cases and staffing shortages at the same time

Hospitals across both New York State and the country are experiencing both staff shortages and a rise in COVID cases.

It’s not just the vaccine mandate causing staff shortages, but many people are choosing to retire just as things get hectic from the pandemic.

Many places are finding ways to make up for the shortage by recruiting new staff, and utilizing staff that work per diem and part-time.

Many hospitals also don’t want people to shy away from emergency departments when facing a medical emergency.

Though some hospitals are diverting and wait times are longer, they are still there to help in an emergency.

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