Kansas agency, labor union split over hospital staffing


October 11, 2017

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — State officials overseeing mental health hospitals are in a dispute with an employee labor union over whether a hospital in west-central Kansas was staffed at minimum standards.

An email released by the Kansas Organization for State Employees said that Larned State Hospital was inadequately staffed in all units Monday, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported . The union said staffing is a continual problem for the hospital, which has had to ask workers to come in for overtime.

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck said staffing didn't fall...

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