Pediatric workforce shortages have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the youth mental health crisis—leading to higher levels of burnout and turnover. To meet the health care needs of children now and into the future, children's hospitals are developing solutions to recruit, retain and support the pediatric workforce.
- Facing hundreds of open positions across the organization, Texas Children’s Hospital streamlined its hiring process to get nurses to the bedside faster.
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago reached out across its organization for extra help to assist its strained staff. The responses they received sparked an even larger—and more impactful—project.
- As burnout takes a toll, children’s hospitals are improving processes and reducing unnecessary burdens so employees can focus on what matters.
- Children’s hospitals are examining ways to attract and retain employees with comprehensive benefit programs while balancing costs. CHA's Annual Benefits Survey provides much-needed insight.
- A tested framework is helping to bring joy back to work in the health care profession. Learn about the nine critical components of a system for ensuring a joyful, engaged workforce.
- A better understanding of each generation of employees—and what they want—can be an invaluable resource for employers seeking to recruit and retain talent in the rapidly evolving workforce environment.
- As children’s hospitals expand their efforts to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations, the effects are far reaching. This includes reevaluating the approach to employee benefits.
- Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami is addressing the workforce challenge through a commitment to supporting current and future employees holistically, in ways both big and small.
Investing in the future
- Learn how Children’s Wisconsin is addressing the mental and behavioral health workforce shortage by investing in training and educational programs.
- More than half of all pediatricians and pediatric specialists are trained by the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program—and it's at risk of losing funding.
- With cultural, technological and generational shifts affecting pediatric health care education, clinicians' and employers' needs are changing.
- Riley Children’s Health is working to make the employee experience as top notch as the patient experience through a comprehensive staffing strategy.
Learn more about how children's hospitals are working together to safeguard the pediatric workforce through advocacy, shared learning and improvement initiatives.