July 10, 2023
Pennsylvania is facing one of the most severe health care workforce crises in the nation, but we also have an important opportunity to transform care across the commonwealth.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals are focused on strategies that will strengthen our workforce, support nurses and other health care professionals, and create the pipeline for the next generation.
“Despite economic and workforce disruptions, Pennsylvania’s health care sector remains a national innovator, economic driver, and quality employer for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians,” HAP’s Roadmap for Growing Pennsylvania's Health Care Talent noted earlier this year. “Commitment and action to overcome workforce shortages will only strengthen Pennsylvania’s health and communities.”
Here are five stats to know about Pennsylvania’s health care workforce:
Earlier this year, HAP, led by its Health Care Talent Task Force, called for the creation of a Health Care Workforce Council. The council, led by a chief health care talent officer within the governor’s office, would work collaboratively with state lawmakers and the health care community to:
HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospitals continue to focus on innovative solutions to support the health care workforce. Learn more about HAP’s workforce priorities.
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