The top three concerns for health professionals in the Pacific Northwest are staffing levels, provider/staff burnout, and rising healthcare costs, according to a recent study.     Schwabe and The Business Journals surveyed healthcare professionals to get a better understanding of the state of the industry, both now and in the future, and provide key … Read more

Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that establishes several health care workforce grant programs with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and the Department of Health Services (ADHS), including the Arizona Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program (Nurse Program).     The bill’s proponents have claimed that this is yet one of … Read more

New guidance on fighting moral injury for health care workers has been released by the Washington State Department of Health. Moral injury can occur when health care workers are required to provide care that violates their own moral code, values or expectations. The pandemic has exacerbated existing conditions which could already lead to moral injury, … Read more

Adam Maurer, chief operating officer at OrthoLoneStar, believes workforce and staffing issues are the biggest post-pandemic challenges the Texas health care system faces. In particular, the state’s burnout-induced nurse shortage is threatening the health system’s capacity to care for patients as the Delta variant continues to spread. “It strikes me that nursing has got to … Read more