The healthcare industry has a serious problem. The number of retirement-age nurses is on the rise and there aren’t enough new hires to replace them. What’s at stake is a nursing shortage estimated in the millions. Understandably, hospitals are asking – where will tomorrow’s nurses come from?
Retirement is on the horizon for about a third of the nursing workforce, a segment that won’t be easily replaced – in numbers or knowledge – by incoming young hires. That means the first answer to the nursing shortage is to keep veteran nurses on the job.
The importance of being prepared has renewed urgency in the wake of the post-Maria heartache in Puerto Rico.
As at any good conference, some of the most insightful comments from ASHHRA 2017 were shared at breaks, over meals, and in the exhibit hall. Here’s what stood out.
HR leaders in healthcare systems have a problem: nurses are leaving the profession. According to a recent survey, a full eight out of 10 nurses know a colleague who has left the field. The exit rate was one of the most striking figures from the recent American Nurse Today/Bright Horizons survey of more than 1,000 clinical nurses.
Not long ago, my daughter needed a really important medical procedure. Long before it could even start, we needed hours of prep from a team of experts.
Great medical care comes from innovation, not all of it from the lab. In fact, a new report shows an important link between patient outcomes and what’s happening in HR.
There are three million nurses in this country to about 800,000 doctors. For employers, that makes these valuable caregivers healthcare’s first line of defense for patients…and their own bottom lines. And that makes skilled nurses more important than ever.
The Horizons of Excellence awards, presented for the first time at this year’s event in Austin, honors those who have raised the bar in our field; organizations from diverse industries with truly forward-thinking approaches to cultivating success through positive business cultures.
The healthcare talent shortage is very real. HR people from top hospitals from around the country talked about it recently at our Bright Horizons Solutions at Work LIVE conference’s People Strategies in Healthcare Forum.