The healthcare industry in Illinois could face major challenges in the future if things are not done now to help, specifically, rural areas.
Warner Hospital CEO Paul Skowron indicates rural hospitals across the country face a nursing and doctor shortage. Legislation passed recently in Washington, DC to help hospitals attract and retain doctors and nurses.
According to Skowron, Warner Hospital is partnering with other area groups to help address the nursing shortage and make the industry easier and more affordable to break into.
Skowron feels the city-owned facility is a very appealing place now because they are not laying off staff and they are not making cuts but indicates he is still concerned for the future.