John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has been working with the Maryland Department of Labor on a plan to reduce the number of nursing home residents.
John Hopkins announced on Wednesday that it would begin hiring part-time nurses and other workers in two areas, including the outpatient unit, starting next week.
The company is also investing in the rehabilitation of beds for its patients.
The plan is to hire about 6,000 full-time workers in those two areas by early 2019, according to a statement.
John Hopkins has been operating in Baltimore for more than 50 years, and has the nation’s second-largest nursing home population, according a report from the American Hospital Association.
The hospital also operates three other facilities in Maryland.
In March, the hospital announced that it will close its Baltimore City Hospital.
The hospital will reopen a year later.