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Industry leaders share their stories (and solutions) on the most pressing topics in healthcare staffing. You’ll leave inspired and armed with ideas.


March 29, 2022 24 min

Senior healthcare leaders have a frank discussion about critical issues and trends coming out of the COVID pandemic -- whether your C-suite is ready to hear it or not. Topics include recruiting nurses, vendors vs. partnerships, and staff burnout.

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The Institute of Medicine recently released its “The Future of Nursing 2020-2030” report. 

The 500-page report is a comprehensive analysis on the state of the industry that lays out a blueprint for the future of nursing. 

Health Carousel Chief Nursing Offer Earl Dalton breaks down the top takeaways for healthcare and nursing leaders. 

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Nurses are experiencing unprecedented care fatigue and burnout — but there’s one action nursing leaders could take that costs little to nothing. 

Recognition is powerful, Health Carousel Chief Nursing Offer Earl Dalton says. 

Dalton dives into the power of recognition and simple ways that a nursing leader can show appreciation for a nurse or nursing unit. 

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Care fatigue and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic has been at unprecedented levels — and one group is often overlooked: Travel nurses.  

Health Carousel Chief Nursing Officer Earl Dalton discusses how busy nursing leaders can spot the signs of caregiver fatigue and how to help. 

To read a list of 5 ways a nursing leader can recognize and show appreciation for a nurse, see our Resource Library below.

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Health Carousel Chief Nursing Officer Earl Dalton goes beyond the obvious to explain how a nurse unit that is short staffed impacts both the patient and the nurses. 

He also offers one simple solution for nurse leaders to better predict their staffing needs and shortages in coming months.

To read more about the predictive staffing models and other helpful tips for leaders in healthcare, visit our Resource Library below.   

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Some healthcare facilities are losing thousands, if not millions, of dollars in revenue because of missed billing opportunities in locum physicians’ time. 

Michele Sexton, founder and chief strategy officer at Mission Healthcare Partners, explains why — and the simple solution to help recover the lost revenue from locum work.

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COVID-19 forced changes that were stressful -- but ultimately led UCHealth Medical Group to expand its virtual platform into specialty clinics and reduced its no show rate, too.

Direction of Operations Christine Luckie shares their success story and discusses: What’s next?

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The need to hire specialty physicians is more critical than ever. 

The Association of American Medical Colleges now projects a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2034, with the largest disparities in the area of speciality providers. 

“There's a war for talent out there,” Health Carousel VP of Innovation Tracy Hankin said. 

Hankin talked about why speciality is the secret to recruiting and how Health Carousel is among the fir...

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An alarming 76% of healthcare staff reports exhaustion and burnout, according to a recent survey from Mental Health America. 

Like many healthcare staff, the providers at Coxhealth — a locally owned, not-for-profit health system based in Springfield, Missouri — have been working long days. Many worked five 12-hour shifts for months without a break. 

Rachel Westervelt, the administrative director of nursing at CoxHealth, spoke about h...

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Nursing homes struggled with staffing even before the pandemic -- but jumped to a 23 percent shortage in the USA by the end of 2020.

That shortage means resident care can suffer, workers face more stress and COVID cases can spread faster. 

St. Marys d'Youville Pavilion was able to continue serving its patients — thanks, in part, to international nurses. 

Assistant Administrator Marissa Varney talks about why she was drawn to worki...

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, CHRISTUS Health had a staffing problem — a mass exit of ICU nurses in their Corpus Christi region. 

The talent and recruiting team knew they needed to do something fast to stabilize. 

That’s when international nurses became an integral part of their recruiting strategy. 

In an interview with Health Carousel, the recruiters from CHRISTUS spoke about how international nurses perform and what helped...

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Thousands of healthcare workers at hospitals across the country were laid off in 2020, as healthcare facilities struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden decline in most patient cases. 

Not the Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital.

Leonard Stepp spoke about the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the Cleveland Clinic trained staff on new skills and communication during rapidly evolving situations.

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Like many hospitals, the Adult Hospital at Medical University of South Carolina has staffing gaps with the nationwide nursing shortage.

But MUSC has found a solution they love: International nurses. 

Leah Ramos and Christy McEachern of MUSC spoke to Health Carousel more about international nurses and the other innovative staffing solutions they introduced to MUSC.

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to the healthcare staffing industry. Some of the known impacts include high turnover rates and nurse and physician burnout.

But there’s at least one major impact on the staffing industry that is still yet to be seen: The patients who deferred care in 2020.

Health Carousel senior vice president Jim Chandler spoke about the future of healthcare staffing, including how COVID-19 reduced the ...

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Few places are experiencing the nursing shortage more than rural Alaska. 

The state ranks No. 1 on a list of nursing shortages projected by 2030, with a predicted shortage of 22.7%, according to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.  

So how did Foundation Health Partners identify 25 nurses all at once?

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What happens when you’re a recruiting staff of one and in a small rural community, but you need to replace providers and launch a new service line?

That’s what happened to Madison Health, a small hospital located in London, Ohio — a rural town located around 25 miles southwest of Columbus with a population of just under 10,000 people. 

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Healthcare facilities across the country struggled with staffing in 2020, due to the high demand for COVID and the abrupt halt of elective procedures.

By the end of the year, though, Stratum Med actually filled more days in 2020 — more than 4,200 — than it did the year before, with the help of more than 60 locum providers.

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