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Maryland is short 9,000 nurses, Maryland Hospital Association report finds

August 9, 2022
A nurse standing at the ready, wearing scrubs with a MedicAlert ID attached.

One in four hospital nursing positions in Maryland are currently vacant and statewide action is needed to fill crucial hiring gaps in the health care industry, according to a new report from the Maryland Hospital Association. The workforce shortage is only expected to get worse in the future. In 2034, the number of older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history, leading to a 57% increase in the demand for nurses in residential homes, and a 50% increase in demand at nursing homes.Maryland is facing a shortage of 9,000 nurses.

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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