Chief Healthcare Executive May 6, 2022
Ron Southwick

A new federal report sheds more light on the challenges health systems have faced during the pandemic and the prospect of an even greater shortage of doctors and nurses.

Hospitals and health systems have faced extraordinary pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new federal report offers more insight into those challenges.

In treating waves of coronavirus patients for more than two years, hospitals have battled staff shortages, burnout and mental health issues, and thousands of workers have been infected. Health systems have also endured financial woes as well.

The new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published May 3, outlines some of the struggles. The pandemic has placed “extreme stress” on the nation’s healthcare workforce.

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