New Hampshire Health Care Labor Shortages At Catastrophic Levels | Federal State

The acute shortage of medical staff in NH before the pandemic has turned into a crisis after the Great Resignation. “We had seen a decline in licensed nursing assistants before the pandemic,” says Brendan Williams, president and CEO of the NH Health Care Association, a membership organization that supports health and long-term care organizations. “Before the pandemic, we had a crisis. Now we have a disaster when it comes to finding workers.”

He and others in the industry say the biggest need is for licensed nursing assistants — LNAs — and medical assistants. These are often the entry-level positions for people entering healthcare, and they provide much of the hands-on care in hospitals or nursing homes.

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