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Stonerise Applauds Governor Justice’s Efforts to Recruit and Retain Nurses

By Stonerise

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (December 22, 2021) — Stonerise, one of West Virginia’s leading providers of transitional and skilled nursing care, commends West Governor Jim Justice for his leadership in seeking to address the nursing shortage in the Mountain State. This week, Governor Justice announced a recommendation to use $48 million in CARES funding to attract, recruit and retain RNs and LPNs throughout West Virginia.

“Nurses are a vital part of healthcare and make up the largest section of the profession. Stonerise has seen first-hand the challenges with recruiting and retaining nurses,” said Stonerise Chief Executive Officer Larry Pack. “We applaud Governor Justice for recognizing the critical need to not only train and recruit new nurses to the profession, but also to take care of those heroes already working on the front line,” Pack said.

Pack was honored to work alongside other health care leaders with Governor Justice’s office on the program, which will tackle the nursing shortage through providing scholarship opportunities, incentivizing West Virginia’s current workforce of nurses and working to recruiting healthcare professionals from surrounding states. The goal of the program is to produce 2,000 nurses over the next four years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2019-2029, Registered Nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2029.

“It is imperative that we take care of our nurses who have carried us through the global pandemic and who are truly performing heroic acts every day,” Pack said. “Investing in healthcare benefits our communities by improving the quality of life of our citizens.”  

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About Stonerise: Founded in 2009, Stonerise offers innovative healthcare solutions to get patients throughout West Virginia and beyond back to health and back to life. The Stonerise Network is a network of transitional support made up of 3,000+ team members. We provide an essential and broad range of care services to 2,000+ patients in West Virginia and southeast Ohio including transitional and skilled nursing care centers, therapy, home health care, and hospice. Stonerise clinicians meet patients and their loved ones wherever they may be on their care journey and assist them in getting back to health and back to life. Learn more by visiting: Stonerise.com.