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Ely Hospital Adminsitrator John Fossum tells a state House committee Wednesday that setting minimum nurse staffing requirements could be a problem for rural hospitals. Danielle Killey | Forum News Service

Nursing: Rural concerns raised over hospital staffing

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ST. PAUL – Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say.

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Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill that would set state standards for how many registered nurses are on duty “could kill people.”

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