WI National Guard Steps Up To Help Health Care Facilities

The Wisconsin National Guard is stepping up to help staff health care facilities.

Governor Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services have announced a total of 154 Wisconsin National Guard members have completed certified nursing assistant training since early January.

It’s a collaborative effort intended to bring needed short-term staffing support to Wisconsin’s hospitals and nursing homes. The goal was to open 200 or more beds by the end of February. As of March 7, 226 beds have been opened at 17 nursing homes and more beds will open as 56 more Guard personnel are placed at six nursing homes across the state.