Director Bianca Frogner Speaks to the Workforce Challenges Facing Primary Care Clinics and Nursing Homes

Nursing homes and primary care clinics have both struggled with staffing due to COVID. A Seattle Times investigative report detailed the long existing staffing challenges that have made nursing homes vulnerable during the COVID. Director Bianca Frogner commented on how the financing of nursing homes may affect staffing choices and thus contribute to turnover especially during COVID, which findings from the Washington Sentinel Network cited in the report confirm. Primary care clinics have faced furloughs and uncertain employment in the future as revenues have dropped due to closures at the height of COVID. In a recent Medscape article, Director Frogner discussed the value of regularly surveying primary care clinics and how risk of future unemployment may contribute to burnout.