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Providence St. Peter Hospital nurses appeal to Thurston and Lewis county government leaders about staffing crisis!

At the Olympia City Council meeting held on December 13, 2022, nurses at the Providence St. Peter Hospital trooped down to the council chambers to inform the public that the hospital is in “great crisis” and has a “dangerously low staffing level.”
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Providence St. Peter Hospital lambasted for not stepping up to solve the healthcare crisis

From The JOLT News:

Six nurses from the Providence St. Peter Hospital have taken the public comment avenue to inform the community of the current condition of the health institution, which they claimed “is in great crisis and has dangerous staffing level” that affects providing care to patients.

At the [Olympia] city council meeting held Tuesday, December 13, these nurses criticized the Providence leadership for not stepping up in seeking a solution to the crisis.

They asked the councilmembers to issue a resolution supporting all healthcare workers and support the safe and staffing legislation to be introduced next year.


+ The Olympian: Local nurses ask for support from local government leaders over staffing crisisAccording to a news release from UFCW 3000, the largest union in the state, nurses from Providence Centralia and St. Peter hospitals planned to speak to Thurston and Lewis county government leaders this week about the staffing crisis in both places.

Posted by Steve on December 16, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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