AROUND OREGON: Oregon State Hospital situation ‘dire,’ National Guard asked to help staffing

The Oregon State Hospital is calling on the National Guard to stem a staffing crisis that has ballooned in recent weeks, with one out of three of the nursing staff on the Salem campus out on leave.

Activating the National Guard was the final step in a five-stage crisis staffing plan hospital administrators developed last fall after a Covid outbreak on the hospital campus left more employees unable to . . .

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