Hospitals say staffing crunch is biggest pandemic challenge
The problems abound: Medical supply vendors are upping their prices, and there are occasional shortages of COVID-19 test equipment. But Georgia hospital CEOs told Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday that their biggest challenge amid the pandemic is finding enough staff to treat people stricken by COVID and also take... Read more
In tough medical times, travel nurses in high demand
As a travel nurse, Denise Robinson of Atlanta takes assignments on a temporary basis in hospitals in Georgia and elsewhere. This year she traveled to New York to work at a hospital during the height of the city’s COVID-19 crisis. The workplace hazards she faced – the risk of infection... Read more
Top nurses upset at sudden exit of popular Georgia board chief
The departure of the state Board of Nursing’s executive director has stunned nurse leaders in Georgia, who told GHN that he did “a great job’’ in that position. Jim Cleghorn served in the role for 10 years. He was also president of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.... Read more
Restaurants grapple with COVID among workers; concerns rise over PPE, supplies
Dozens of metro Atlanta restaurants have temporarily closed in recent months after employees tested positive for the coronavirus. They include the Varsity, a historic fast food restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, which has since reopened. At the popular Ponce City Market in Atlanta, six retail establishments or tenants closed at... Read more
Nurses’ lawsuit claims ‘fabricated’ COVID-19 tests at Athens hospital
By Max Blau Story updated A group of nurses at a Georgia hospital have filed a lawsuit accusing their CEO of what they call a “COVID-19 coverup” involving the improper collection of test samples to reduce positive test results for the virus and downplay its spread. Nurses employed or... Read more

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