Workforce

Jan 8, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems are at the center of their communities, both as providers of critical services and as large – and often the largest – employers. They train tomorrow’s health care providers and cultivate future leaders by building and expanding their dynamic workforces to…
Nov 10, 2020
David Zaas, M.D., chief clinical officer for MUSC Health in South Carolina and CEO of its Charleston Division, talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety, about strategies and tools to address burnout as health care professionals continue to care for COVID-19…
Nov 6, 2020
Job growth continued in October, but at a slower pace than this summer, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The health care field added 58,300 jobs, increasing to a seasonally adjusted 15.9 million.
Oct 20, 2020
More hospitals are implementing policies and programs to address the mental and emotional wellbeing of staff members, writes American Organization for Nursing Leadership board member Anne Schmidt, chief nursing officer at Novant Health UVA Health System’s Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket…
Oct 20, 2020
In 2019, the term “burnout” was added to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD). According to the ICD, burnout is a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
Oct 13, 2020
Provider organizations face workforce challenges ranging from training and retraining to finding the most effective ways to engage and protect staff. This will require reassessing issues like workforce resiliency, thinking innovatively about workforce shortages, transitioning to a team-focused…
Oct 12, 2020
We know that prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, demand for health care workers and health care job openings were at record highs. We also know that the pandemic created pressure to quickly ramp up staffing levels and optimize surge capacity, even as the cancellation of non-emergent surgeries caused…
Oct 9, 2020
The AHA joined five other national medical groups in urging the Department of Homeland Security to exclude foreign national physicians in the J-1 visa program from a proposed change to the process for extending certain non-immigrant visa stays in the United States.
Oct 6, 2020
Pediatric hospitalization rates appear to increase when unemployment levels rise, according to a study of 14 states between 2002 and 2014, reported in Health Affairs.
Oct 2, 2020
Job growth continued in September, albeit at a slower pace than in the summer months, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.