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.