Ready to be discharged, Minnesota hospital patients have nowhere to go

Insufficient number of skilled nursing home facilities and at-home caregivers leads to overcrowded hospitals


February 14, 2023

Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

Katie Craven visited her son, Jamie, who has been in neonatal intensive care for nearly a year at the University of Minnesota's Masonic Children's Hospital.

Katie Craven started dreaming of taking her infant son, Jamie, home from the hospital after his birth - 357 days ago.

Ron Wenaas was hoping his 73-year-old wife, Suzanne, would be discharged from her hospital on Jan. 31, but she remained there two weeks later.

"I thought she would be home in a couple days," he said.


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