The U.S. nursing shortage, a critical issue for more than 10 years, accelerated during the pandemic. One of the most severe shortages is in New Jersey, where long-term care provider Windsor Healthcare is based. The state is expected to face a shortage of more than 11,000 nurses by 2030.
Unlike many care organizations that have relied on staffing agencies to help fill nursing positions during the pandemic, Windsor Healthcare has been able to manage their staffing levels to continue providing quality care to residents. The Medline Newsroom recently spoke with Afrika Parks, RN, MSN, LNHA, chief clinical officer at Windsor Healthcare, to learn more about the organization’s approach to maintaining a strong company culture at its eight skilled nursing facilities and three assisted living communities.