‘This cannot go on’: Severe nursing shortage equals fewer and fewer staffed hospital beds

There are almost 3,000 registered nurse vacancies in Mississippi pushing the state’s hospitals to the brink of failure.Some hospitals have had even greater losses since that number was released, as much as 40% amid a pandemic that refuses to relent, according to Kim Hoover, chief operating officer of Mississippi Hospital Association. It’s Center for Quality and Workforce gathered the data.
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