• Intermountain to provide pathway for career growth to 42,000 employees

    Intermountain Healthcare, a 25-hospital health system based in Salt Lake City, is making new efforts to invest in the education of its workforce.
  • Michigan healthcare coalition asks state for $650M to bail out staffing crisis

    A newly created Michigan healthcare coalition is requesting a $650 million bailout amid unprecedented staffing shortages in healthcare facilities around the state, the Detroit Free Press reported Nov. 4. 
  • Hospitals post October job gains

    Hospitals gained jobs in October after losing them the previous month, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Kaiser backs hospital-at-home after nurses slam program

    National Nurses United pushed back against hospital-at-home programs in a Nov. 4 statement, arguing such programs do not offer patients the same level of care and threaten to cut nurses' jobs. 
  • 6 questions on CMS' vaccination rule, answered

    Healthcare facilities that do not fully vaccinate all eligible staff members by Jan. 4 may face fines or termination of their Medicare or Medicaid contract, CMS said during a Nov. 4 briefing on the new regulations. 
  • Viewpoint: Millennial bosses are grappling with their Gen Z employees' new ideals

    Although generational stereotypes are often exaggerated, some divides do exist between different generations. These divides are being felt in the workplace, with some millennial managers reporting feeling confused and surprised by their Gen Z juniors, Emma Goldberg wrote for The New York Times on Oct. 28.
  • Mississippi hospital offers student loan repayments to recruit nurses

    To fill staffing gaps, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) is offering inpatient nurses and registered nurses working in long-term care facilities a student loan repayment option, according to the Sun Herald.
  • Employers reported 2.7M injury and illness cases last year: 6 healthcare takeaways

    U.S. private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year, a decrease from 2.8 million in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Nov. 3.
  • OSHA issues vaccination rule for private-sector businesses: 9 things to know

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an emergency temporary standard Nov. 4 outlining COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.
  • Healthcare facilities must vaccinate staff by Jan. 4, CMS says

    CMS on Nov. 4 issued an emergency regulation that requires COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • Workers still feel their employers hold the power

    The Great Resignation has had some companies scrambling for workers by improving benefits and dangling enticing incentives to return. However, weakened unions and poor working conditions in some industries suggest that bosses still hold the power, The New York Times reported Nov. 3. 
  • Viewpoint: The American workplace doesn't allow for grief 

    The pandemic took the lives of more than 740,000 Americans, and each death affects on average nine other people, touching 6.6 million people, according to one study. The American workplace is incompatible with this vast grief, Chad Broughton, PhD, a public policy professor at the University of Chicago, argued in The Atlantic on Nov. 2. 
  • Montana offers healthcare workers $12,500 to relocate

    Montana is offering to cover relocation costs for eligible healthcare providers to recruit them to serve in the state, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Nov. 2.
  • 7 stats that show healthcare workforce staffing challenges

    Staffing strains have affected hospitals and health systems across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are seven data points showing workforce shortages and how they affect hospitals, as cited in an American Hospital Association data brief shared with Becker's Nov. 2:
  • Vaccination mandates for healthcare workers: Updates from 4 states

    During the pandemic, the number of states requiring COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers has grown, and some deadlines have passed.
  • Compliance with Sanford Health vaccination policy hits 99%

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees is working in terms of boosting the compliance rate and also resulted in a decline in coronavirus infections and sick leave among staff, according to a statement from Jeremy Cauwels, MD, chief physician at the organization.
  • California institutions partner to study gig workers' health

    The California Labor Laboratory has opened to study the health of California's workforce and advance worker well-being with a focus on gig workers, about whom little is known. 
  • 5 incentives offered by health systems to recruit, retain workers

    As hospitals and health systems grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are offering incentives to attract and retain workers. 
  • 4 curveballs the newly retired face

    Navigating retirement can be a confusing experience. Having fewer obligations, building a new routine, reprioritizing time commitments and managing finances can all prove difficult to balance for retirees. In an Oct. 23 article from The Wall Street Journal, readers shared some of the surprises they faced when entering retirement.
  • Lifespan bumps pay to retain workers in high-demand positions

    Amid a critical shortage of qualified candidates, Lifespan raised the base wage for nursing and medical assistants, behavioral health specialists and residential care counselors in an effort to retain workers in those high-demand positions, the Providence, R.I.-based health system said Oct. 29.

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