State labor officials say Ohio employers added about 1,000 workers in September, and about 14,000 people left state unemployment roles.
Come February, inmates in the Franklin County Jail will receive nursing care through a private company. Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday outsourced the jail’s nursing staff. WOSU reports the move is designed to help the county balance its budget.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Wednesday opened an exhibit highlighting the work of Flight Nurses during World War II.
Health officials say that there are three million nurses in the United States. But they also continue to warn that there’s a nursing shortage. They say the number of jobs going unfilled will grow dramatically in the next 15 years. But in Central Ohio, that doesn’t seem to be the case – at least not yet.
Some schools in Franklin County might soon play an important part in vaccination efforts to protect against the H1N1 flu virus. Local health agencies are planning to conduct school-based clinics to vaccinate as many children as possible. As WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports, school nurses will play a role in the administration of the swine flu vaccine.
With the first shipment of swine flu vaccine arriving this week, some hospital employees still don’t know if they are required to take the vaccine or if they are willing to take it.
A group of Ohio nurses wants state lawmakers to pass a bill and they want it done STAT. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
Ohio hospitals would be required to hire more nurses, under a plan proposed by one nurse’s union.