Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Korean Nurses Association to recruit Korean nurses to the 771-bed hospital for training in women's healthcare, critical care, medical and surgical care, and operating procedures. The deal does not specify the number of nurses who will be involved, a Memorial Hermann spokeswoman said. Nurses participating in the program will arrive in 12 months to 18 months, depending on how quickly officials process their work visa applications, said Heather Kopecky, Memorial Hermann's chief nursing officer. The hospital will provide the nurses with financial and legal assistance for immigration issues, transportation and housing. -- by Melanie Evans
Texas hospital signs deal to train Korean nurses
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