Taking a break from who is hiring and who was hired, we rounded up some reading on the state of the healthcare workforce. Like many things in our lives for the past two years the pandemic has taken a toll on it. The healthcare workforce might be on the top of the list of disruption. With 18% of healthcare workers having left their jobs and another 12% being laid off, what are the solutions for healthcare as a whole? You can’t open a paper, magazine, or watch news and not hear about the crisis that has evolved. Here are some insights and reports.
In The News
Gale App Lets Nurses Work When and Where They Want: Company Opens New Headquarters in Tampa
With more than one million nurses needed by 2030 to keep up with the growing demand for care nationwide, a Tampa-based company is gaining momentum to end the nursing shortage in Florida and across the U.S. Gale Healthcare Solutions (@GaleHealthcare) is opening a new innovative campus and headquarters in Tampa next to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The company is aiming to revolutionize the nursing industry by allowing nurses to choose when and where they work. With the Gale app, nurses see open shifts at healthcare facilities and can select to fill those jobs in real-time. Nurses are also paid the same day, minutes after they finish work—a benefit Gale pioneered and continues to lead for the temporary healthcare staffing industry.
Cross Country Healthcare Completes Acquisition of Hireup Leadership Inc.
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., a tech-enabled workforce solutions platform and advisory firm, announced the acquisition of Hireup Leadership Inc. Hireup is an interim leadership firm based in Santa Barbara, California. Hireup partners with organizations, including hospitals, academic medical centers, and clinics, to recruit healthcare leaders within nursing, allied, physician, human resources, and finance.
Regis College Launches Healthcare Certificate Training Programs to Address Critical Workforce Shortages in New England
Regis College (@RegisCollege_MA) announced the launch of ten certificate training programs to directly address workforce and labor shortages throughout New England’s healthcare industry. The online certificate programs are offered through the newly established Division of Professional Studies at Regis and will provide students with the capabilities and skills required to fill in-demand job vacancies across the region’s hospitals and healthcare systems.
Providence and Premier, Inc. Join CommonSpirit to Support the Development of the Healthcare Workforce
Two healthcare organizations are partnering with Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE), a CommonSpirit Health company (@commonspirit), to support the national workforce challenges by investing in their most important asset, their people. Providence (@providence), a not-for-profit health system serving the Western U.S., and Premier Inc. (@PremierHA), a healthcare improvement and technology company with an alliance of more than 4,400 U.S. health systems and 250,000 providers and other organizations, will partner with DHGE to bring its solutions to hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals nationwide.
SCHA Launches “H is for Hiring” Campaign to Build Healthcare Workforce
The SC Hospital Association (SCHA) (@SCHospitals), member hospitals, and a network of partners are launching “H is for Hiring,” a statewide, multi-year campaign to meet South Carolina’s need for a stable, high-quality hospital and healthcare workforce.
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