• Hospitals want healthcare workers protected like flight crews

    Hospitals are airing their concerns about violence against healthcare workers in an advertorial published April 18 in USA Today. 
  • Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable

    Whether your expertise lies with strategy, leadership, execution or finance, you'll learn something new at Becker's CEO + CFO Roundtable. Join former NBA player Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal and former President George W. Bush this November!
  • US job security hits record high

    New claims for unemployment are trending at their lowest levels since 1968, and by some measures job security is better than in the 1960s, the Wall Street Journal reported April 15. 
  • California lawmakers propose 4-day work week

    A proposal was introduced to the California State Legislature that would define the workweek in the state as 32 hours for larger companies, The Wall Street Journal reported April 15.
  •  Keeping Nurses Safe And Protected From Workplace Violence

    Nurse bullying is still an issue in healthcare. Here's how to put a stop to it, per 2 nurse leaders.
  • The Great Resignation: 7 ways healthcare organizations are working to improve provider retention

    Crushing burnout combined with a fiercely competitive labor market has led to a perfect storm for the healthcare industry. Since mid-February 2020, nearly one in five healthcare workers have walked away from their jobs. Meanwhile, Medscape reports that 20 percent of physicians have thought about leaving medicine to pursue nonclinical careers. According to Medscape, burnout is the top factor leading physicians to consider a career change.
  • New Jersey clarifies booster requirement for healthcare workers

    New Jersey's COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers include only one booster dose and not a second one, Gov. Phil Murphy said April 13.
  • More nurses plan to leave jobs than other clinicians, KLAS survey finds

    Compared to other clinicians, nurses are the most likely to have plans to leave their organization in the next year, according to a KLAS report.
  • CHI Health creates traveling nurses system

    Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health said it has launched an internal travel program for skilled clinicians in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and North Dakota.
  • How to confront the hospital staffing crisis — 3 insights

    Many healthcare facilities are struggling with a shortage of bedside staff, which contributes to burnout, potential missed care, increased length of stay and potential failure to rescue. Insightful, real-time information can help providers better coordinate care across the continuum, which allows bedside staff to focus on care delivery and improving patient outcomes.
  • 20K open jobs at 8 best health systems to work for

    There are 20,216 open jobs at the eight health systems that made Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for list this year. 
  • New York grants full practice authority for nurse practitioners

    New York is the most recent state to grant nurse practitioners full practice authority once they earn their licenses, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 
  • Where New Jersey hospitals stand as booster deadline looms

    Hospitals in New Jersey are reporting varying levels of compliance as the deadline for healthcare workers to receive a COVID-19 booster shot looms, according to an April 11 NJ Advance Media report. 
  • Much of healthcare workforce returning to normal; long-term care is one exception

    While much of the healthcare workforce is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels of turnover, turnover rates have been slower to recover among long-term care workers, health aides and assistants, marginalized racial minorities, and women with young children, according to a study published April 8 in JAMA Health Forum.
  • Kentucky governor signs bill to address nursing shortage

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation April 7 to alleviate the state's nursing shortage, including allowing more flexibility for out-of-state nurses to practice in the state.
  • 3 in 5 Americans worry for the safety of loved ones in hospitals, survey says

    Almost 60 percent of Americans are concerned for the safety and security of their loved ones in hospitals, afraid of the harm someone else may inflict upon them, according to a March 7 report from Global Healthcare Exchange, a healthcare automation company. 
  • Number of nurse practitioners licensed in US hits new record

    More than 355,000 nurse practitioners are licensed to practice in the U.S., up 9 percent from the estimated 325,000 reported in May 2021, according to an estimate the American Association of Nurse Practitioners released April 7.
  • HCA corporate employees to return to full-time, in-person work in May

    HCA Healthcare will bring employees back to its corporate campuses in Nashville, Tenn., full time beginning May 2, the company confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's.
  • Missouri hospitals furlough 175 employees

    The Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, Mo., and the Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo., said they have furloughed 175 full-time employees.
  • 'Boomerang hires' growing, despite Great Resignation, LinkedIn says

    New data from LinkedIn's Economic Graph team shows more U.S. employees are returning to former employers.
  • Combat veterans, COVID-19 healthcare workers experience similar rates of 'moral injury,' study finds

    The potential for "moral injury" among COVID-19 healthcare workers is like rates among military veterans deployed to a combat zone after Sept. 11, 2001, according to a study published online April 5 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
  • 2 states, 2 health system approaches to nurse recruitment

    As hospitals and health systems vie for nursing talent, many organizations have turned to compensation as well as perks beyond pay. The question of whether these rising labor expenses are sustainable appears to be multifaceted and dependent on an organization's vantage point. But in the most populated state in the U.S. — and in one of the least populated — one thing is clear: nursing recruitment and retention requires approaches that must consider other factors such as licensing, housing and overall environment.

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