AAMC aims to hire 55 additional nurses by end of the year

HEALTH NOTES

June 13, 2000

With rising admissions and its new acute-care hospital due to open next year, Anne Arundel Medical Center has launched a campaign to recruit nurses. The hospital has 580 full-time and part-time nurses on its staff, and has a goal of hiring 55 more by the end of the year.

AAMC noted that a statewide nursing shortage is anticipated by the Maryland Hospital Association, partly because of the aging of the profession and retirements.

"Experts say the country's nursing corps is aging faster than nearly any other profession, with the age of a nurse in the U.S. averaging 44," the hospital said in a statement.

The medical center is gradually moving from downtown Annapolis to its suburban Medical Park campus near Annapolis Mall, where the new acute-care hospital is under construction.

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