Gov. Carney announces $75M for workforce support in healthcare

DELAWARE – More than $75 million will be making its way to hospitals, long term care, and 24/7 state facilities.

Governor John Carney announced funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, on Wednesday. We’re told it will help fund recruitment and retention payments for workers.

Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long said there’s always been issues of recruitment and retention in healthcare, but said the pandemic has made the issue more challenging. So this new funding will be a great opportunity to create new methods.

“In, particular in the Delmarva region, in Sussex, where I know you have seen increased demand and challenges where we are having to have expensive high bonuses and recruitment for bedside providers these funds will go a long way and this is also a way of thanking those taking care of our most vulnerable,” Lt. Governor Hall-Long said.

The President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare said they are grateful to have access to these funds, as the pandemic has affected their normal operating procedures over the course of the last 18-plus months.

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