From the Register-Guard article:
“We’re very concerned about patient safety. That’s our No. 1 goal to ensure that,” said Dr. Brittany Ellison, a hospitalist at Sacred Heart and communications director for the recently formed Pacific Northwest Hospital Medicine Association…”
The lack of hospitalists “puts a huge strain on the staff, including nurses, CNAs and specialists…It’s just ridiculous the number of hours we’re doing and the number of patients we’re seeing,” she said.