Tag: Nursing Shortage

Workforce is top concern in healthcare CEO’s annual survey

Editor's Note In its annual survey, the American College of Healthcare Executives identified “workforce challenges” as their top concern for the second year in a row, the February 13 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Financial challenges, which held the top spot for 16 years, is now listed second in the most…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 14, 2023
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5 more organizations opening, expanding nursing programs

Editor's Note Five more organizations are launching or expanding nursing programs, the January 20 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Marian University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, and Ascension St. Vincent are partnering to address nursing shortages in Indiana. University of Phoenix College of Nursing is offering a Master of Science in Nursing…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 24, 2023
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Managing labor costs in a time of staffing shortages

Nationwide staffing shortages are causing significant strain on healthcare systems. Hospital leaders have to be creative with how to mitigate this challenge while still prioritizing patient care. Healthcare workers are essential, but labor costs are often the largest expenses for hospitals. Even before the pandemic, labor costs, including recruitment, retention,…

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By: Bridget Brown
January 19, 2023
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More than 7,000 nurses from two New York hospitals on strike

Editor's Note More than 7,000 nurses at two New York hospitals started an open-ended strike on Monday after failing to reach a deal on new contracts, according to a January 9 release from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), reports January 9 Healthcare Dive. The intention of the strike…

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By: Bridget Brown
January 11, 2023
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5 more systems adding nursing programs

Editor's Note Five more healthcare systems are launching or expanding nursing programs, the January 4 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Penn medicine, Philadelphia, partnered with the Howley Foundation and La Salle University to launch the ASPIRE Program at the University of Pennsylvania, which allows high school juniors to begin training to…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 5, 2023
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Editorial

Nursing was once the most stable profession—that was a point driven home by several sessions at the 2022 OR Manager Conference. As one can imagine, the current staffing shortage was the main topic discussed throughout the conference back in October. However, while the conversation did not shy away from affirming…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 15, 2022
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Scheduling OR travel staff at a large academic institution

In 2020, the World Health Organization focused on promoting nurses to fill the anticipated need for 9 million nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly amplified this pre-existing need. Additionally, the “Great Resignation” has impacted technology and healthcare disproportionally, and the University of…

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By: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
December 15, 2022
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7 more systems starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Seven more health systems are updating, expanding, or opening nursing programs, the December 13 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Family Center for Nursing Excellence, Philadelphia, started a Diversity Nurse Leader Fellowship Program. Montana State University Mark and Robyn Jones…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 14, 2022
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AHA report urges healthcare systems to be creative with staffing solutions

Editor's Note Healthcare systems need to find innovative solutions to address the nursing shortage, according to a 2023 report from American Hospital Association (AHA), reports December 9 Becker’s Hospital Review. The report noted that the US nursing workforce lost over 100,000 people within the last 3 years, which is the…

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By: Bridget Brown
December 12, 2022
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Virtual nursing program helps alleviate staff shortages

Editor's Note Ocean University Medical Center, Brick, New Jersey, is testing an in-room, live-video virtual nursing platform to ensure that patients receive the attention they need and help address a shortage of nurses, the December 6 NJ.com reports. The technology is being tested in a pilot program on the fourth…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 7, 2022
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