Narrative for Fairview Hospital

Critical Access and Rural Hospitals make the best use of limited resources by applying flexibility in nurse staffing across various units. That allows them to efficiently address variations in the units’ census and in the level of patients’ illness. Nurses typically move from unit to unit depending on the needs of patients at that given time. Therefore tracking staffing for any one unit is more difficult because the nurses move around more than is typical in an Acute Care Hospital.