Pummeled by the pandemic, healthcare workers are leaving their jobs in droves. Prior to the pandemic, administrators were challenged to adequately staff critical healthcare jobs. Stressed by shortages, sicker patients, taxing schedules, pay discrepancies, and inadequate management support, fewer and fewer nurses were available.
Staffing shortages were the No.1 concern confronting hospital CEOs in 2021, followed by financial challenges and patient safety and quality issues, according to an annual survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives. This is the first time since 2004 that financial challenges fell out of the top spot. Health systems continue grappling with widespread burnout and turnover two years into the pandemic, the study found.
This article is part of a series on what the healthcare industry looks like one year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic and life in the United States began to drastically change. Healthcare workers have been pushed to their limits during the COVID-19 crisis, and some are considering a change in profession or setting as the country marks one year into the pandemic.
This article is part of a series on what the healthcare industry looks like one year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic and life in the United States began to drastically change.
Travel nursing agencies, healthcare consultants, and financial advisors have long preached the value of a scalable healthcare workforce that could adjust to a facility’s varying census needs.
Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had the required nursing coverage.
Throughout the years, employees’ desires and demands have evolved, and it can be challenging for companies to keep up. Employers are bombarded with a wide range of trendy tips for keeping different generations of workers happy.
Majority of execs said they face increases in their labor budgets and staffing shortages are worse this year than last. According to a joint survey, healthcare executives are predicting labor budget increases and continued shortages of physicians, nurses and mental health providers.