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Hospital faces staffing shortage

Photo courtesy Claire Bradshaw The Upper San Juan Health Service District bids a fond farewell to longtime board member and former board chairman Neal Townsend. Left to right: District CEO Brad Cochennet, exiting board member Neal Townsend and current board chairman Dr. Malcolm Rodger.

Photo courtesy Claire Bradshaw
The Upper San Juan Health Service District bids a fond farewell to longtime board member and former board chairman Neal Townsend. Left to right: District CEO Brad Cochennet, exiting board member Neal Townsend and current board chairman Dr. Malcolm Rodger.

The Upper San Juan Health Service District (USJHSD) discussed staffing shortages, funding needs and facilitated board member transitions during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Staffing shortages
CEO Brad Cochennet informed the board that the district is experiencing a staffing shortage and current recruitment efforts involve “trying to build … three areas: hospitalist, clinic positions and ER.”

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This story was posted on May 29, 2014.