- Associated Press - Sunday, August 30, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Rising patient numbers combined with a booming need for more care has created growing demand for more nurses in Montana.

The situation has put extra strain on health care facilities across the state as they seek to fill the need for nurses.

Casey Blumenthal, of the Montana Hospital Association, tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1NHbItE) that the nurse shortage is particularly a problem in smaller towns.

Montana’s growing demand is in line with national trends.

But some help may be on the way in the form of new programs designed to seek out, educate, train and retain qualified health care workers.



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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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