• Caring for adult family members is keeping millions of Americans out of work

    Amid a tight labor market, caring for aging parents and sick spouses is a significant factor in Americans staying away from the workforce, The Washington Post reported April 4.
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  • How one chief wellness officer deals with his own burnout

    Kirk Brower, MD, faculty director of the new Michigan Wellness Office at the University of Michigan Medical School suffered from a serious bout of burnout, leaving him cynical and angry. He brings his personal experience with burnout and insights learned into his role as chief wellness officer of University of Michigan Medical School, according to a March 31 AMA interview. 
  • Kansas won't enforce CMS vaccination mandate

    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said state surveyors will not enforce the CMS COVID-19 vaccination mandate covering healthcare facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
  • Healthcare job growth slows in March

    Healthcare job growth slowed in March after a large increase in February, but the industry still added jobs last month, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Why nearly 750 Minnesota nurses left bedside care positions

    Nearly 750 surveyed nurses in Minnesota have identified poor hospital management and chronic short staffing as the top issues causing them to leave bedside care positions, according to a report released March 31 by the Minnesota Nurses Association. 
  • Threats against employees prompt Utah VA clinic closure

    St. George (Utah) Clinic will reopen March 31 after it was closed because of threats made against veterans and staff at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, a VA Salt Lake City Health Care System spokesperson told Becker's. 
  • Great Resignation trudges on as 4.4M Americans quit in February

    Near-record quit rates continued into February 2022 as 4.4 million Americans left their jobs, reported The Washington Post March 29. 
  • 'Doxxing' of healthcare workers banned in Colorado

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a law designed to prevent "doxxing" of healthcare workers.
  • Military medical teams' COVID-19 deployments end

    For the first time since 2020, no military medical personnel will be deployed on a COVID-19 clinical mission as of March 30, CNN reports. 
  • Arizona extends temporary licenses for healthcare workers

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation March 25 that extends temporary professional licenses of physicians, nurses and other professionals who have worked in the state during the pandemic.
  • The age group slowest to return to the workforce

    The pandemic resulted in fewer Americans actively seeking employment or being employed across all age groups, but those ages 55-64 appear to be among the slowest to return to the workforce, according to research released March 24 by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit research institute.
  • Utah bolsters protections for healthcare workers

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill into law March 22 that enhances penalties for assault or threat of violence against healthcare facility workers.
  • States ramp up efforts to address healthcare worker shortages

    Amid healthcare worker shortages that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, states are stepping in to address the issue, according to Stateline.
  • Job openings at top hospitals and health systems, by the numbers

    As the U.S. enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with staffing challenges caused by factors such as workers leaving their jobs and housing costs. Below are the number of job openings at hospitals and health systems that were among the top 20 spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 best hospital rankings.
  • Ohio health system lowers hiring age to 16 to fill workforce gaps

    Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System said it is taking a two-pronged approach toward recruiting that includes hiring workers younger than 18. 
  • CDC to create hospital worker vaccination dashboard

    The CDC will publish preliminary acute care hospital staff COVID-19 vaccination data in a dashboard "in the near future," although the exact date is still to be determined, the agency confirmed to Becker's on March 24.
  • Violence against health workers 'can no longer be tolerated,' hospitals tell AG

    Hospitals are bringing their concerns about violence against healthcare workers to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
  • Information key to healthcare workers' vaccine acceptance: 6 findings

    Most healthcare workers are accepting of COVID-19 vaccines, citing educational information as most helpful for them when making a decision on whether to receive them, according to research published in March in Vaccine.
  • Pennsylvania provides more than $200M for healthcare staff recruitment, retention

    Pennsylvania officials shared details March 23 about programs that will provide $225 million to support the healthcare workforce, including funding specific to recruitment and retention.
  • Wisconsin makes threatening healthcare workers a felony

    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law March 23 that makes it a felony to threaten a healthcare worker. 

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