Arizona hospitals boost state economy

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Arizona hospitals contribute nearly $24 billion to the state and local economy and account for nearly 177,000 full-time jobs, according to a new report prepared for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association by Rounds Consulting Group. “This report makes clear that Arizona hospitals are critical not... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Registration open for AHA's inaugural workforce conference

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The AHA will host its inaugural workforce conference, “Sustainable Health Care Delivery Through Strategic Workforce Development,” Oct. 25-26 in Chicago. Experts will discuss their successes and challenges on strategic workforce planning and development as identified in the AHA 2016 Committee on... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: workforce

Hospitals add 7,300 jobs in July

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.14% in July to a seasonally adjusted 5,119,400 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 7,300 more people than in June and 87,300 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: workforce

House hearing examines impact of expanded 'joint employer' standard

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The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today held a hearing examining the impact of the National Labor Relations Board’s expanded “joint employer” standard. The expanded standard raises questions about the extent to which separate organizations must bargain with a union jointly when one of the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

DHS issues update on federal efforts to strengthen cybersecurity

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The Department of Homeland Security Friday released an initial update on efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, including hospitals and health systems, as required by the president’s May executive order. With respect to critical infrastructure, the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Cybersecurity, workforce

Study: BCRA could cost almost 1.5 million jobs

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If the Better Care Reconciliation Act were enacted in its current form, the U.S. economy could lose an estimated 1.45 million jobs by 2026, including 919,000 jobs in the health care sector, according to a report by researchers at George Washington University released yesterday by The Commonwealth Fund. In... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Hospitals add 11,700 jobs in June

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.23% in June to a seasonally adjusted 5,111,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 11,700 more people than in May and 90,900 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

NAM collaborative calls for research to address clinician burnout

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The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, whose sponsors include the AHA, yesterday issued a discussion paper calling for research to identify the organizational and health system factors that place physicians, nurses and other health care professionals... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, physicians, nurses, workforce

House committee approves bills to revise union election process

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The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today voted 22-16 to approve legislation to restore certain long-standing union election procedures that the National Labor Relations Board eliminated when revising the election procedures in 2015. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776),... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Volunteers Working to Combat Violence in Communities

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The commitment to address and work to end violence in our communities and hospitals is a priority for all members of the hospital staff and care teams. Often, our volunteer workforce is on the front lines confronting these incidences of violence.

With summer now upon us, and as temperatures rise,... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, workforce

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