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UPMC Launching New Program to Tackle Nursing Shortage

Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is launching a new program to deal with a shortage of nurses at its hospitals. Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports the Pittsburgh-based health system plans to hire 800 travel nurses.

Read the full story at: https://www.wesa.fm/health-science-tech/2021-12-17/facing-staffing-shortages-upmc-creates-its-own-travel-nursing-corps-with-triple-the-pay

(Original air-date: 12/22/21)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.