Workforce

This document, developed by AHA Trustee Services and AHA’s Behavioral Health teams, intends to educate and raise awareness for trustees about suicide prevention and the role that hospital and health system boards can play in this very important public health issue.
The clinical workforce shortage is one of the most pressing problems in health care. Bold actions now are necessary to mitigate the challenge, and boards have a critical role to play in overseeing change. By giving clinicians the support they need to work with purpose and passion, health systems…
Hospital boards can think creatively about how to generate value for their patients and communities.
Assembling a team of health care providers from diverse professional backgrounds has the power to improve value for hospitals and for patients particularly during COVID-19.
A medical staff development plan identifies your community's needs for physicians. It establishes your hospital or health system's physician need and recruitment priorities. And it addresses other medical staff development issues. An up-to-date, contemporary medical staff development plan is…
A critical need exists to elevate the discussion about workforce planning and development to ensure it becomes a standing, rather than crisis-driven, component of comprehensive strategic planning for hospitals and health systems.
As a 40-year-old former driver for Meals on Wheels, Brooke Wagen is not a typical medical school student. While her classmates in their 20s might be occupied with settling into their first year of studies and debating which specialty to enter, Wagen already has a concrete vision of how she’ll use…
Long-established medical schools are taking big leaps in moving toward a curriculum focused on value and communities. The A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers to create a total-immersion training model.…
Burnout takes its toll on physicians. It can also take its toll on health care, and it’s become a growing concern for hospitals and health systems across the country. Physician burnout — marked by emotional exhaustion, “depersonalization” and a lack of feeling of accomplishment — has a…