Together, we can end the workforce crisis.
of Pittsburgh hospital workers say they don't have the staff for the workload.
Like much of the country, Pittsburgh is facing a worsening nursing crisis. Our state is on track to be short 20,000 nurses, and we’ve heard from many nurses who made the difficult choice to leave the profession entirely. 90% of Pittsburgh hospital employees say they don’t have enough staff for the workload. Meanwhile, large health systems have prioritized expansion over the health of our city.
The nursing crisis affects nurses, their families, and their patients, but it also affects public health, our economy, and the social fabric of our community. We must unite as a region and address this crisis head-on with mutual responsibility and bold action.
Help Solve the Nursing Crisis:
Are you a NURSE?
Pittsburgh needs to know
what you’re experiencing.
Nurses and other leaders have proposed many ways to address the crisis. As a city, we need solutions to the nursing crisis, but we know there’s no way forward without nurses themselves leading the way.
If you’re a nurse, we’re asking you to comment below on which solutions YOU believe are the most important for us to focus on:
Not a worker, but concerned about care for our community?
We’ve proposed a set of first steps to address the workforce crisis, but we need your help. Let our elected officials know you support their efforts to rein in monopoly healthcare and improve staffing in our hospitals.