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Stroger Hospital losing doctors due to staffing shortages and low morale

A recent survey of physicians at the Stroger Hospital in Chicago, Illinois has revealed overwhelming dissatisfaction with the hospital, leading to low morale and an exodus of doctors. Doctors cited a lack of funding for their low morale, as budget crunches have led to layoffs and have created a scarcity of resources. As a result, many of the doctors are leaving the hospital or are making plans to do so. Only one third of the physicians polled stated that they planned to stay. The survey also revealed that the conditions of Stroger Hospital prevented them from delivering a quality of care that they would consider excellent or very good. In response, the county administrators plan to do a better job of informing the physicians of the positive changes taking place at the hospital.

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