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By Jeremy Burnham
The Journal 

East Adams Rural Healthcare: Nursing positions filling up


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 1:46pm

RITZVILLE —It’s been a while, but East Adams Rural Healthcare is about to be fully staffed with nurses.

“We’ve had nursing positions open for a significant amount of time,” Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Pepperd said at Tuesday’s Hospital Board meeting. “We’re talking 18 months to two years.”

In her written report to the board, Pepperd says she hired three new nurses, including a full-time day nurse, a full-time night nurse and a part-time day nurse.

She also wrote that she had one more interview to do for a per diem nurse.

On the night of the meeting, however, Pepperd...

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