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…
May 19, 2020
While workforce challenges are significant, there are many opportunities available to hospitals and health systems to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right…
May 19, 2020
The House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) on May 15, 2020, which included the COVID-19 Every Worker First Protection Act of 2020.
May 11, 2020
Hospitals and health systems need to find ways to attract, recruit, retain, reward and train workers who have the characteristics needed to be successful in the future world of health care work.
May 8, 2020
Employment at the nation's hospitals fell by 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,130,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
May 6, 2020
The front-line caregivers in the COVID-19 crisis, including nurses, physicians, facilities management personnel, technicians and other health care providers, are working around the clock to care for patients and our communities.
May 6, 2020
During this national health crisis, hospitals and health systems are doing everything they can to care for their patients and communities, and that extends to our health care heroes serving on the front lines — physicians, nurses and the entire health care team, including food services,…
May 1, 2020
AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership yesterday voiced strong support (LINK) for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, bipartisan legislation that would recapture 40,000 authorized but unused visas to help address the nation’s shortage of nurses and physicians. Sens.
Apr 23, 2020
President Trump yesterday suspended new immigrant visas for 60 days, exempting medical and other essential workers combating the COVID-19 emergency.
Apr 22, 2020
There are many ways to make the difficult work facing our health care heroes just a little bit easier.