Texarkana, Texas 2021-07-16 17:18:13 –
Texarkana, Texas (KTAL / KMSS) – As the country faces a national shortage of nurses, Texarkana medical professionals say they are affecting the health industry in the region.
Health workers at Christos St. Michael’s Health System say Texarkana is having a hard time maintaining a large nursing team for COVID-19.
Doctors say veteran nurses may leave the industry and newly licensed nurses may hesitate to work.
Anyway, doctors say nursing is an important part of the healthcare industry and is important throughout the pandemic.
“Nursing is important in the medical field because we really think we have the opportunity to coordinate care. Nurses are really the center of the care model,” said Dr. Louise Thornel, VP Chief Nursing Officer of CHRISTUS. It was.
Dr. Louise Thornell states that CHRISTUS focuses on making nursing programs more flexible and building work-life balance.
“One of the initiatives our system is considering is actually creating what’s called a mobile worker. A mobility program,” said Dr. Thornel.
Meanwhile, Dr. Thornel says you don’t have to worry. There are enough staff to manage patient care. The current focus is on acquiring and retaining new nurses before it becomes a long-term problem.
“We know that we face each challenge and work together to achieve it, to continue to have caregivers we have to deal with,” said Dr. Thornel. It was.
She says many nurses are rethinking the nursing industry and what its work really involves. But she wants to encourage people. Thornell emphasizes that nursing is a long-lasting and good career.
“It’s a great profession, and I think you can contact someone in that profession and share your rewards and challenges,” Dr. Sonnell said.
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