February 21, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the health care workforce shortage in Pennsylvania, making it even more challenging for hospitals to fill needed clinical staff positions, a HAP survey of Pennsylvania hospitals found.
Results of the survey, conducted late last year, are summarized in an executive summary report released today, Addressing Member Hospital Workforce Needs. The report is intended to inform public discussions about strengthening the health care workforce and help to support HAP’s advocacy in this area.
The findings demonstrate how the severity of hospitals’ workforce challenges increased from 2019 to 2021. Key findings include:
Supporting and strengthening Pennsylvania’s health care workforce is among HAP’s top advocacy priorities. HAP’s Health Care Talent Task Force issued a report in 2020 with recommendations for addressing the shortage in clinical staff.
The executive summary of HAP’s survey is available online.
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