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Catskill, New York
Body/Soul | Business/Growth | Hard news
16 October 2021 05:35PM
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www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/news/article/Hudson-s-hospital-working-with-skeleton-16524788.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=share-by-email&utm_medium=email%3CBR%3E%3CBR%3ENurses

According to a CMH ER nurse, the pandemic can be to blame indirectly as city folk escape to our still sparsely populated rural counties, and hospital employees subject to the vaccine mandate, quit or are fired.

“HUDSON – Nurses and other staff members at Columbia Memorial Health described the hospital reaching a “crisis point” as the ratio of staff to patients drops to alarming levels with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging.

“Staff described emotional and physical burnout as they take on a number of patients that disallows the degree of care they felt their patients deserved.

“Colleen Daley, a registered nurse working at the Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) mental health unit, said there were only two nurses working the day shift on the unit about half the time, leaving each to care for 11 patients.”

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