Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey reallocated $12.3 million of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to rent journey nurses to work in Alabama hospitals amid a nationwide shortage, WHNT-TV reported.
In session with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Scott Harris, MD, the state well being officer, decided the nursing shortage to be Alabama’s most pressing want. ADPH will work with the Alabama Hospital Association to develop a recruitment course of.
Alabama acquired about $1.9 billion from the federal CARES Act. The $12.3 million reallocation is from funds beforehand obligated however not reimbursed.