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View Diary: Seriously, Florida. WTF? (283 comments)

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  •  Hospitals are closing due to being poorly managed (1+ / 0-)
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    not the ACA. The money went to the top, they made cosmetic changes that were not related to patient care, they laid of nurses, they were short staffed. IF they hired new Bachelor prepared RNs, these men and women did not have the clinical skills necessary to function autonomously, in college, they were assigned one patient and had an instructor near. When hired, they were given per diem positions and the hospital was insufficiently staffed for new RNs to have the six month internship necessary to assure that he/she was clinically competent. New RNs often either leave the profession or leave to seek employment in doctors' offices, or free standing facilities. Non profit hospitals have "profit" but it is funneled off to salaries for the corporate elite, of which there are many, plus the unnecessary cosmetic "capital improvements."

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