How Ohio became the state with the most nursing assistant shortages during the pandemic.
This story from the Investigative Reporting Workshop was produced in collaboration with Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join Eye on Ohio’s free mailing list as this helps us provide more public-service reporting. As Ohio grapples with the highest number of State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs) shortages in the country …
Our joint investigation with the Maine Monitor found that contracted hours for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes across Maine nearly doubled since 2017. And agency staffing hours across all employee types rose 66% during that same period.
Immigration advocates say transfers between detention centers increase risk of COVID-19 spreading.
Read the full story about Maine nursing homes coping with staff shortages.
Many nursing homes face ongoing staff shortages, a problem that predates the pandemic. In Maine, the use of contract nurses and assistants has soared since 2017.
From the archives: Health coverage includes probes into hospitals; the use of antibiotics on farms; the rise in infections that antibiotics can’t stop.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black, Latino, Indigenous and other communities of color in the U.S. has put a spotlight on longstanding and systemic disparities in American society.
FRONTLINE, NPR and IRW investigate the growing inequities in American healthcare in the documentary “The Healthcare Divide.” Join us for a 5/20 virtual event with producers Emma Schwartz and Fritz Kramer, NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan and healthcare professionals.
FRONTLINE, NPR and IRW examine the market forces and uneven government support that are deepening the healthcare divide, with profits at some hospitals booming, while many safety nets struggle to stay afloat.