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Md. hospitals come away from legislative session with $80M for retention

April 20, 2022

Maryland’s hospitals went into the 2022 legislative session searching for solutions to the local and national health care workforce shortage — and came out with $80 million and a number of “key wins,” lobbyists said.  Divided between $30 million allocated to hospital workforce recruitment and retention in the governor’s initial budget and $50 million in the supplemental budget, the money will be used for various retention programs — including bonuses, trainings, student loan repayments and other initiatives that could encourage nurses and other health care workers to stay at their jobs.

Article Source: The Daily Record

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