Roxanna Gapstur will succeed Dr. Kevin Mosser as the next president and CEO of WellSpan Health after Mosser retires on Jan. 1.
The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.
After two years of gaining physicians, Hawaii lost 51 full-time doctors in 2017. The state has about 2,900 full-time doctors, approximately 800 short of the number needed across all specialties.
Cleveland Clinic, the second largest employer in Ohio, reports that it boosted Ohio's economy by $17.8 billion in 2016, according to the system's latest economic impact report, which it produces every three years.
Nurses at the University of Michigan voted in favor of a three-day work stoppage to protest "ongoing and continuous violations of their workplace rights" after their contracts expired June 30.
Healthcare's C-suites haven't seen quite as many #MeToo departures as other industries, but experts say today's environment highlights the need for emergency CEO succession plans.
Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report data show the ambulatory sector has led U.S. healthcare hiring since at least the beginning of 2018, driven by healthcare services migrating into outpatient settings.
U.S. healthcare sector job growth nearly doubled from July to August, driven mostly by the ambulatory sector.
While 59 of the eliminated positions were already vacant, Intermountain said 67 people in jobs that were cut "left Intermountain because there was not another suitable position." The health system also created 107 new positions.
Pennsylvania's highest court ruled that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf did not exceed his authority when he set up a process to give some union rights to home-based workers who care for elderly and disabled people.
More young nurses are opting to get advanced degrees, which could help fill gaps in primary care. But it could also take them away from patients' bedsides, according to a new survey.
Healthcare's new operating environment will require openness to change, willingness to listen to customers and front-line staff, and courage to radically redesign systems to improve quality and cut costs.