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…
Apr 12, 2016
To help streamline and standardize the residency verification process and meet hospital credentialing needs, the AHA, in partnership with other national organizations, has developed templates to provide the necessary information to meet credentialing needs while reducing the need for program…
May 7, 2021
Hospitals and health systems lost 5,800 jobs in April, as U.S. jobs overall increased by 266,000, according to preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
May 5, 2021
AHA supports bipartisan legislation to ease hospital staff shortages. AHA today voiced support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 2255/S. 1024), bipartisan legislation that would expedite the visa authorization process for qualified international nurses to support hospitals facing…
Apr 21, 2021
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming legislative package to ensure hospitals and health systems are fully equipped to care for their communities now and into the future, as well as…
Apr 14, 2021
The number of physician residency programs increased by 14% between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020 as the programs transitioned to a single accreditor, while the number of residents in the programs increased by 13%, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Apr 8, 2021
The Department of Labor yesterday released FAQs, model notices and other guidance for employers and workers on COBRA premium assistance available under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Apr 2, 2021
Hospitals and health systems lost 600 jobs in March, as U.S. jobs overall increased by 916,000, according to preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is the third consecutive month of hospital job losses. 
Mar 29, 2021
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Mar 23, 2021
The AHA voiced support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (S. 834), legislation that would add 14,000 Medicare-funded residency positions to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care.