Tag: Healthcare workforce

Breaking down the anesthesia workforce imbalance, strategies to address crisis

Editor's Note Increased demand for anesthesia services, especially in non-operating room (non-OR) sites, has outpaced the growth of anesthesia clinicians, a June 2024 special article published by the journal Anesthesiology reports. The imbalance in the anesthesia workforce supply and demand, the article argues, was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 26, 2024
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CDC releases 'hospital-tested' guide to combat worker burnout

Editor's Note The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), of the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is releasing an innovative, hospital-tested guide aimed at addressing and mitigating healthcare worker burnout, a CDC March 18 press release reports. This initiative is a cornerstone of the Impact…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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“MomForce” takes on the talent shortage for Atlanta pediatric healthcare provider

Editor's Note Children's Healthcare of Atlanta aims has an unusual strategy for addressing the healthcare worker shortage: providing a pipeline for parents who want to rejoin the workforce.  Officially known as “MomForce,” this pipeline of fresh talent launched in 2013. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review January 5, the number…

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By: Brita Belli
February 13, 2024
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Cleveland Clinic continues to embrace hybrid, remote work

Editor's Note:  Cleveland Clinic’s remote, hybrid workforce continues to expand even as other companies bring employees back to the office, Becker’s Hospital Review reported on January 12. More than 11,000 employees of Cleveland Clinic spend at least a portion of their week working online, a number that has increased from…

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By: Matt Danford
January 16, 2024
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Navigating the staffing crisis in healthcare leadership: A Q&A with Whitman Partners

Whitman Partners, a firm that specializes in director of surgical services recruitment, emerged out of the 2008 financial crisis as an example of adaptability and resilience in healthcare staffing. Today, the firm places close to 200 OR directors annually in hospitals across the US. OR Manager sat down with Josiah…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 18, 2023
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HHS launches new initiative to strengthen the US health workforce

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 6 expanded upon the recently launched HHS Health Workforce Initiative during an event at Lincoln-West School of Science and Health, a public high school in Cleveland, Ohio, that "prepares students for college and careers in healthcare," Healthcare Purchasing…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 7, 2023
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Survey: Paid time off, flexible schedule most important to young adults

Editor's Note In a new survey conducted by Georgetown University, in partnership with Bank of America, adults cite paid time off (65%) and a flexible work schedule (58%) as the top benefits they look for when choosing an employer. Almost three quarters (73%) also want benefits that can travel with…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 16, 2023
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Is the ‘great resignation’ coming to a close?

Editor's Note March 2023 marked the lowest number of quits among US workers since May 2021, according to a recent survey from the Labor Department, as reported by CNBC. More than 50 million workers left their jobs in 2022, the highest number of quits since the government began tracking this…

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By: Lindsay Botts
May 31, 2023
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US population growing older

Editor's Note The median age of the US population rose to nearly 39 years old in 2020, and the number of those aged 65 and older jumped nearly 33% between 2010 and 2020, according to US Census Bureau data. America’s two largest age groups spurred the changes—more baby boomers turning…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 31, 2023
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Factors linked to protection from Omicron in vaccinated HCWs

Editor's Note This Israeli study finds that antibody levels were associated with protection against infection with the COVID-19 Omicron variant in vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs). Participants included 2,310 HCWs who had received 3 or 4 doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. The odds of infection and substantial symptomatic disease caused…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 24, 2023
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