Opinion Exchange: On the health care front lines, we are not OK

“Thousands of open positions in hospital and post-acute settings are currently unfilled in Minnesota, and the situation does not show signs of improvement,” Tom Klemond writes. While health care teams are indeed grateful for the decline in numbers of influenza patients recently reported in this paper, our challenges with “limited bed space and overcrowded emergency departments” nevertheless persist and continue to severely hamper our ability to provide needed care. (“Decline in flu cases frees up hospital beds,” Dec. 30.)