Gov. Hutchinson gives message to health care workers dealing with burnout


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People have spent nearly 2 years dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s been especially hard for health care workers.

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that 55% of frontline health care workers reported burnout during the pandemic.

The highest rate was among younger staff in the age range of 18 to 29.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has a message for health care workers in Arkansas.

“I’m sorry that it’s drug on for so long. I know how difficult it is,” Hutchinson said. “I hear the stories and my heart goes out to those who have labored for so long and gratitude.”

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