From the Register-Guard article:

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 3.23.47 PM“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.

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