Gritman Joins Idaho Call for Medical Volunteers
Marisa Lloyd

Gritman Joins Idaho Call for Medical Volunteers

Gritman Medical Center

MOSCOW ― Gritman Medical Center is joining with other Idaho hospitals to recruit area residents with medical experience to assist with their response to the pandemic.

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching critical levels throughout the state and region, more health care professionals are needed to help assist staff in Idaho medical centers and clinics. The State of Idaho has relaxed licensing requirements for nurses, providers, and pharmacists to gain fast-track licensure approval in response to a critical increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

One way for hospitals like Gritman to fast-track recruitment of former health care workers is through the Idaho Medical Reserve Corps, which allows for expedited applications for recently retired health care workers, former health care workers who have let their licenses lapse, and health care workers with out-of-state licenses.

Those who previously worked in health care and are willing to support medical workers in an Idaho hospital, including Gritman, can sign up to join the Idaho Medical Reserve Corps at volunteeridaho.com and have their licensure application expedited.

Gritman Medical Center, including the hospital and network of regional clinics, is safe and open for care. However, they are seeing an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at the state and regional level that is creating a strain on the system. 

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