Strategies for COVID-19 Staffing Shortages from the Experts

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Learn what strategies 8 hospital execs are doing to ensure that their patients are taken care of, even in the wake of staffing shortages caused by COVID-19.

The strain of COVID-19 on healthcare and long-term care facilities is exacerbated by the staffing shortages it can cause. When workers get sick, facilities are often stuck scrambling to make sure they’re appropriately staffed. Unfortunately, not all facilities are properly prepared. In just one week in November, according to the HHS, 22% of U.S. hospitals faced a staffing shortage of some kind. But there are some strategies and best practices you can enact to help protect against any shortages.

Becker’s Hospital Review spoke to eight hospital and healthcare facility executives to learn more about the strategies they’re using to mitigate any staffing shortages caused by COVID-19.

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