Presentation on theme: "Todays Rural Healthcare Workforce Challenges Rural Health Roundtable October 2, 2008 Catherine Crowley Vice President."— Presentation transcript:
Todays Rural Healthcare Workforce Challenges Rural Health Roundtable October 2, 2008 Catherine Crowley Vice President
2 Nationally Hospitals Face Workforce Shortages in Key Care-giving Professions… Source: 2007 AHA Survey of Hospital Leaders Note: 116,000 vacancies is a national estimate created by extrapolating the vacancy rate to all 5,000 community hospitals in 2005. ST: Speech Therapist, OT: Occupational Therapist, PT: Physical Therapist. 116,000 RN Vacancies* Vacancy Rates for Selected Hospital Personnel, December 2006
3 Current Reality Source: 2007 Maryland Hospital Personnel Survey
4 Future Reality Source: Who Will Care? The Case for Doubling the Number of Nurses Educated in Maryland
5 Our Challenges Aging workforce and retirements vacancy Aging population growing demand for services Educational capacity limited Advances in technology improved diagnosis, treatment options, demand for services
6 Passionate Partners Maryland Schools of Nursing & Allied Health
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