5 hospitals, health systems adding jobs

The following hospitals and health systems shared plans to hire workers in the past month, starting with the most recent.

1. Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids needs more nurses: 3 things to know
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking to recruit more nurses at a job fair Jan. 30, according to a KCRG-TV9 report. Due to hospital expansion, registered nurses are needed in various areas, including outpatient care, home care, clinics, pediatrics and cardiology.

2. Kaiser Permanente to open member services center, creating 800 jobs
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente will open a national member services center in Gwinnett County, Georgia, this fall, a move expected to add roughly 800 new jobs to the metro Atlanta area by 2020, although most positions will be created by 2017. Kaiser will be looking to recruit workers to answer calls and emails related to insurance coverage and billing. The health system will also relocate some of its Georgia-based member service representatives, appointment schedulers and advice nurses to the new facility.

3. Mission Health offers incentives amid nurse shortage: 3 things to know
Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health is looking to hire nurses, and is offering incentives. The system has about 260 open RN positions, as well as about 67 certified nursing assistant positions. To fill these open positions, Mission Health is offering sign-on bonuses of $5,000 to $10,000. In return, depending on the bonus amount, the nurses must commit to a minimum length of employment. Mission Health also offers employees a referral bonus of between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on what position the person is recruited to.

4. 500 jobs could be created with Marshfield Clinic's new hospital: 3 things to know Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic's new $175 million hospital in Marshfield could have up to 500 employees once the facility is fully staffed, according to a Marshfield News-Herald report, which cites documents Marshfield Clinic recently filed with the city. The new 202-bed hospital would include pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, critical care units and surgical facilities, according to the report. The hospital would also feature a helipad on the roof, and a new utility plant would be built to provide centralized heating, cooling and emergency power.

5. 140 workers to staff Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital: 3 things to know
The new Surprise, Ariz.-based Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital, which has been under construction and expects patients in January, will bring about 140 jobs to the area. The jobs are wide ranging and include neurologists as well as RNs.

Note: Marshfield Clinic has since modified its figure based on formulas that calculated how many employees would be needed to staff the hospital. The hospital is now saying its proposal for a new hospital could generate more than 1,000 new jobs.


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