ST. LOUIS — Staff turnover in hospitals statewide has hit an all-time substantial, and vacancies in personnel nurse positions have doubled since 2019, according to a report introduced Wednesday by the Missouri Hospital Affiliation.
Vacancy in registered nurse positions at hospitals hit 20% this year — the best degree in the 21 years the affiliation has executed the survey — and up from 10% in 2019 and 12% in 2021.
“These developments are far more than unparalleled they are unsustainable,” affiliation President and CEO Jon D. Doolittle explained in a assertion.
Hospitals with the greatest nursing vacancies ended up in the Kansas Town region, at 24%, adopted by southeast Missouri, at 22%. Vacancies in the St. Louis region matched the condition.
The statewide emptiness charge for registered respiratory therapist positions — a significant job in treatment for COVID-19 patients — jumped to 18% this 12 months from 10% in 2020.