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Todays Rural Healthcare Workforce Challenges Rural Health Roundtable October 2, 2008 Catherine Crowley Vice President.

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1 Todays Rural Healthcare Workforce Challenges Rural Health Roundtable October 2, 2008 Catherine Crowley Vice President

2 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 ST: Speech Therapist, OT: Occupational Therapist, PT: Physical Therapist. 116,000 RN Vacancies* Vacancy Rates for Selected Hospital Personnel, December 2006

3 3 Current Reality Source: 2007 Maryland Hospital Personnel Survey

4 4 Future Reality Source: Who Will Care? The Case for Doubling the Number of Nurses Educated in Maryland

5 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 6 Passionate Partners Maryland Schools of Nursing & Allied Health

7 7 Its a Regional Dilemma

8 8 Initiatives Who Will Care? NSP I and NSP II Hospital Sponsored Scholarships, Shared Faculty Nurse Retention Collaborative Robert Wood Johnson – Nursing Education Capacity Summit

9 9 When You Are The Patient… Sustaining the Healthcare Workforce... Partnerships are Key Funding is Crucial Innovation the Norm Public Policies Needed


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