THA Initiatives to Address Tennessee’s Healthcare Workforce Challenges
Hospital leaders from across the state have reported that the workforce shortage is their number one concern and addressing this issue is one of the top priorities of the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA).
This issue is impacting all hospitals and hospital systems in every region of the state, whether they are located in rural, suburban or urban settings or are publicly or privately administered.
THA has worked over the past year on several initiatives that address this issue from multiple angles, including:
- Recruitment of new students to the healthcare workforce pipeline
- Helping the current workforce deal with burnout and stress
- Innovation of new more flexible staffing models and ideas on how to use technology to deliver care more efficiently.