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Extra nurses arrive at Minnesota hospitals

[WCCO-TV News, January 19, 2022] Nurses the state hired to assist hospitals amid a staffing shortage began arriving to Minnesota this week, a welcome boost as patient volumes overwhelm the health care system. There will be 220 total nurses coming to hospitals across the state including Allina Health hospitals.

Carol Koeppel-Olsen, vice president of patient care services and the chief nursing officer at Abbott Northwestern, said Allina hospitals that qualify will get 40 nurses total. She said that the extra boost in support is appreciated.

“We can use them at the elbow of our existing nurses to have more beds open to take care of our community,” she said.

Posted on January 19, 2022 in coronavirus

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