Hospital administrators, including in Jacksonville, ask lawmakers for help amid staffing crisis

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Hospital administrators, including in Jacksonville, ask lawmakers for help amid staffing crisis

TALLAHASSEE — Hospital administrators on Monday gave House committees a glimpse into the challenges facing health care professionals, describing efforts to reimagine how care is delivered amid a nursing shortage and sizable financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.


At the forefront of the concerns is a shortage of nurses, which the executives told lawmakers has created an emergency for hospital administrators.


Neil Finkler, chief clinical officer of AdventHealth Orlando, told the House Health & Human Services Committee that staffing nurses was a challenge before the pandemic. But COVID-19 has ramped up the urgency to address the shortage, Finkler said.


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