ER nurse condemns staffing shortage at Providence Everett

The hospital has lost 200 nurses so far this year.

EVERETT, Wash. — Heidi said the pain and suffering at the Providence Everett emergency department isn’t exclusive to the patients.

The nurses are feeling it, too.

“It’s defeating showing up every day knowing these people need us and we can only do what we can,” she said. “We’ve felt quite abandoned there.”

Heidi is a nurse in Providence Everett’s ER.

She asked us not to use her last name because she fears being blacklisted by hospitals across the country for speaking out about problems at Providence.

The hospital’s

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