In answer to the state's shortage of nurses and other key health-care professionals, Gov. Ed Rendell announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers on
The center, he said, will help address the short- and long-term challenges facing the health-care work force.
"Our hospitals alone provide nearly $34 billion in direct and secondary spending and the rippling effect results in an estimated 438,000 Pennsylvania jobs," Mr. Rendell said. "However, we currently have an estimated 17,000 nursing and health-care jobs openings, and projections show significant increases in....
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