Workforce Shortages

Dec 5, 2022
Patients requiring additional care after a hospitalization — such as skilled nursing, behavioral health or therapy-at-home — face growing delays in accessing that care. Delays in discharges as patients move through the continuum of care can cause harm to patients’ health outcomes and can impact…
Dec 5, 2022
Significant workforce shortages at facilities, such as those in post-acute and behavioral health, is making it more difficult for hospitals to efficiently and appropriately discharge patients. Hospitals have to bear the costs of caring for patients for those excess days without any reimbursement.
Jun 28, 2022
In April, leaders at Sanford Health, a rural system in Fargo, North Dakota, began rolling out an augmented intelligence software tool the organization co-developed with the tech firm Flexwise Health to begin scheduling its 10,000-plus nurses more effectively.
Jun 7, 2022
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., yesterday introduced AHA-supported legislation that would direct the Government Accountability Office to study the travel nursing industry’s business and payment practices, including their impact on workforce shortages and potential price gouging during the COVID-19…
Jun 6, 2022
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., today introduced AHA-supported legislation that would direct the Government Accountability Office to study the travel nursing industry’s business and payment practices.
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.