Houston Healthcare has their own shortage, but they are looking for more staff. This week, they will be holding their first career fair to recruit registered and licensed practical nurses.
It is one hospital affected by a growing trend -- the need for qualified professionals to care for patients.
"There is a growing vacancy rate throughout the nation, as well as in our area," explains Chief Nursing Officer Mindy Hartley.
"The middle Georgia area has not been hit as much as your metropolitan areas, like Atlanta."
Hartley hopes this hiring push will help get their numbers up, preventing the hardships other hospitals face.
"We're working really hard to get ahead of the curve," she says.