Navigating the OR Nursing Shortage | MedHQ

Our colleagues at Regent Surgical Health recently posted an article featuring CEO Tom Jacobs, and his take on a recent study that predicts a significant shortfall of nursing professionals by 2020. The study, Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020, reveals that the U.S. economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Of the 1.6 million job openings, 700,000 will be newly-created opportunities, while 880,000 will result from retirements. “This shortfall impacts both hospitals and the operating rooms (ORs) of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) all over the country, and is a growing concern for our clients,” notes Jacobs. He offers three strategies for healthcare organizations looking to preempt the problem including paying for relocation expenses and investing in culture.

Interested in reading more?  Click here to read the original article, MedHQ Helps ASCs Navigate Through OR Nursing Shortage, and click here to view the new placement via Regent.

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