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Post-Acute Care and Staffing
Ginger Christ is the post-acute care and staffing reporter for Modern Healthcare and is based in Northeast Ohio, where she grew up. Most recently, she wrote about healthcare and transportation for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Before that, she covered real estate, manufacturing and business news for local newspapers and national magazines, starting in 2007. She is the co-founder of the Cleveland chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists and is involved in various efforts to connect and support journalists in her community. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English Writing/Journalism and Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Ginger is always looking for a good story and hopes to hear from Modern Healthcare readers.
Long-term care associations are calling for the federal government to prioritize the vaccination of long-term care residents and staff after federal regulators suggested temporarily halting use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over concerns about blood clots.
The proposed class includes utilization management nurses, utilization review nurses, care coordinators, nurse reviewers, care management nurses and others who reviewed medical authorization requests submitted by healthcare providers.
Travel nurses, home care workers and others who aren't affiliated with hospitals or long-term care facilities have been caught in a scramble for COVID-19 vaccination. Only 52% of front-line health workers have received at least one dose.