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New hospital hiring amidst nursing shortage

Piedmont Medical Center is hosting a job fair on Tuesday for its new hospital in Fort Mill

FORT MILL, S.C. — The U.S. is still dealing with a shortage of nurses, and more could be leaving the industry in the coming months. A recent study published by Incredible Health found 34 percent of nurses are planning to leave their current roles by the end of this year.

Piedmont Medical Center is opening a new hospital in Fort Mill. Despite these challenges, leaders say they're hiring for about 245 positions and are successfully recruiting workers.

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“We’re looking for RNs, all specialties," said Chris Mitchell, CEO of Piedmont Medical Center Fort Mill. "Pharmacy, lab, radiology, and then support services.” 

Credit: Piedmont Medical Center

On Tuesday, May 24th, the new hospital is hosting a hiring event. Some positions, like night shift nursing, could potentially come with up to $20,000 in sign-on bonuses, giving Piedmont a competitive edge.

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“We’ve just sort of honed in on: it’s a new hospital, new technology, and the opportunity to work in your own community and build a culture that doesn’t exist today," said Mitchell.

The hospital expects to start accepting patients in September. 

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