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Hospitals face increasing staffing shortage in Virginia

Last month, about one in four Virginia hospitals that reported data to Health and Human Services were in a critical staffing shortage. And, while dire, the situation is not unique to Virginia. WMRA’s rural health reporter Henry Brannan caught up with Senator Tim Kaine last week after a Senate hearing. Kaine highlighted two bills he’s sponsoring to ease the crisis.

(Henry’s reporting for WMRA is in partnership with VPM News and Report for America.)


Henry Brannan covers rural health care in the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville area for WMRA and VPM News. The position is in partnership with Report for America.