WellSpan Health in Pennsylvania was experiencing many of the challenges facing other hospitals across the nation, including rising staffing costs, resignations of clinical staff, turnover, and narrowing margins. To overcome these barriers, WellSpan piloted a smart hospital platform powered by artificial intelligence.
On episode 93 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Hilton Hudson, a cardiothoracic surgeon and CEO of HPC International, talks about the need to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses.
Health systems must adopt a multitude of recruitment and retention strategies for physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs), a pair of top clinical leaders at health systems say.
A new campaign launched by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) provides resources for hospitals to improve policies and practices that will reduce healthcare worker burnout and improve their mental health.
On episode 91 of PSQH: The Podcast, Pete Reilly, practice leader and chief sales officer of Hub International’s North American healthcare practice, talks about the challenges facing healthcare staffing and retention.
The country is facing an estimated shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The projected shortage of primary care physicians ranges from 17,800 to 48,000. The projected shortage of specialists ranges from 21,000 to 77,100.
Keeping and attracting nurses requires our healthcare system as a whole to embrace what makes nurses feel satisfied in their work: Nurses want to spend more time with their patients, participate in professional-growth activities, coach and mentor their fellow nurses, and share in decisions about the work they do.
One could argue that the healthcare industry is by its nature human-centric, with patients at the center. Human-centric workplace programs expand on this mission by focusing on the people providing the care.
In addition to the reduction in healthcare services, nurse staffing issues directly affect patient care. A recent survey by the Michigan Nurses Association found that 42% of respondents knew of a patient’s death being caused by nurse understaffing, nearly double the percentage (22%) from seven years ago.
The industry is formulating new strategies to overcome the challenge of onboarding nurses effectively. The hospitals and health systems that rise to meet this challenge have an opportunity to set themselves apart in the race to recruit and retain new nurses―and in turn set themselves apart as leaders in care delivery for years to come.