Healthcare DIVE March 17, 2021
Healthcare workers have been pushed to their limits during the COVID-19 crisis, and some are considering a change in profession or setting as the country marks one year into the pandemic.
Hospitals faced with higher turnover and shortages are paying more for those who still want the jobs.
“Our workforce is tired, people are leaving nursing,” Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich said.
The pandemic has caused massive short-term disruptions to the U.S. economy and labor market, with 14.7 million jobs overall shed between February and June of last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The healthcare industry was no exception, and still has about 500,000 jobs to recoup to get back to pre-pandemic levels.
While some industries...