The Iroquois Healthcare Association’s President and CEO, Gary Fitzgerald, submitted an opinion piece addressing the health care workforce shortage in Upstate New York. The Troy Record (link: https://bit.ly/3mSjLuu) mentions the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, new legal hospital staffing ratios, and the ways in which IHA is eager to secure continued funding from the State to continue to provide support to Upstate New York hospitals and their staff – through our Workforce Investment Program (WIO) and Recruitment Campaign, The Caring Gene®.
Additional outlets across the state have also published the op-ed:
- The Saratogian – Reader’s View: Addressing the health care workforce shortage in upstate New York
- Syracuse.com/Post-Standard – Upstate hospitals to Hochul: Send $1B lifeline to health care staff now (Guest opinion by Gary Fitzgerald)
- Albany Business Review – Workforce, tech, closure: 3 of the top issues health care faces in 2022
- Staffing Industry Analysis – Upstate NY Hospital Group CEO seeks $1 Billion Dollar Funding, Points to Travel Nurse Costs and Other Concerns