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Staffing Challenges at Amarillo Hospitals

Staffing at Amarillo hospitals is causing further strain on staff.

The Chief Medical Officer at Northwest Texas Hospital says major staffing challenges mean more patients are left waiting.

They have people out in the region waiting to get in the higher level of care, but because of staffing limitations, they cannot.

Northwest has 32 people on staff in quarantine, while BSA Health System has 33 staff members in quarantine.

The State of Texas has agreed to let nurses allocated from the Panhandle Regional Advisory Council to stay on their assignments in Amarillo as more Covid patients have been admitted the past few weeks. the Panhandle.

Both Hospitals are looking for staffing solutions but many of the RAC Nurses have already been demobilized.


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