Several hundred extra nurses the Walz administration plans to temporarily bring in to relieve the COVID staffing crunch will go to select hospitals, indicates Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm:
“No, there are not gonna be staff going to every single hospital in the state. This will be more strategic, placed where it can do the most good. It will mean that patients, as they are now, are needing to move around the state to be placed in where they can get the care.”
The Walz administration wants to use 40 million dollars in federal American Rescue money to hire about 300 nurses from a national staffing firm for 60 days.