Workforce Shortages

May 11, 2022
The median labor expense per discharge has increased by more than one-third since 2019, with the median wage rate for contract nurses over three times higher than for employed nurses.
May 10, 2022
NHSC-approved sites can recruit and retain qualified providers through NHSC scholarship and loan repayment programs.
May 9, 2022
Hospital employment remains over 90,000 below its March 2020 peak, but has grown in 16 of the past 25 months for a slow but steady job recovery.
May 4, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has put extreme stress on the health care workforce in the United States, HHS reports.
Feb 15, 2022
For the first time in nearly two decades, staffing shortages replaced financial challenges as the top concern among CEOs in the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey. In December, a Moody’s Investors Service report forecast that staffing shortages and labor costs will bring…
Aug 9, 2021
Hospitals and health systems employed 18,300 more people in July, as U.S. jobs overall increased by 943,000, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jun 22, 2021
The General Accountability Office released a report that found that in 2018, 70% of U.S. teaching hospitals were self-funding residency slots above the statutory limits set in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
Apr 1, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a roadmap and other resources to help organizations develop residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to address physician shortages in rural communities.
Dec 17, 2020
Please join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., for the eleventh in a series of Leadership Rounds — short conversations on a range of key issues Dr. Estes will have with hospital and health system leaders from across the country. Dr. Estes was joined by Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., President and CEO,…
Aug 26, 2020
The Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and trends affecting health care human resources.