These 6 Johnson County hospitals will get millions from state to help retain stressed out staffs

Johnson County hospital staff

Six Johnson County hospitals, including AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, are getting millions in state funds to help retain health care workers and staff after more than a year-and-a-half of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is part of Kansas' Frontline Hospitals Workers Retention Plan. Above, nurses at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission celebrate a COVID patient's release from their care last year. File image.

Over the last year-and-a-half amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local hospitals and their staff have struggled with long hours and demanding workloads.

As a result, many of hospitals in the region have struggled to retain nurses and other workers and remain fully staffed.