Job vacancies in Minnesota hospitals have more than tripled this year, forcing them to hire high-cost temporary help — and putting 56 percent of Minnesota hospitals’ and health care systems’ finances into the red in the first half of 2022 — reports the Minnesota Hospital Association.  President and CEO, Doctor Rahul Koranne:

“Our mission is to be there when Minnesotans need us, and it’s really getting very strained because of all of these vacancies in health care.”

Koranne indicates they’ll lobby strongly for higher government reimbursements.  He says there must also be significant investments to build the health care workforce pipeline, and he says administrative processes should be simplified at health care licensing boards.