Colorado Health Care Workforce

Colorado hospitals are committed to delivering safe, high-quality health care to the patients and communities they serve. Based on the most recent data collected from members, Colorado hospitals and health systems employ and contract with more than 72,000 health care workers. A shortage of health care employees still exists, particularly within specialty care settings and in rural areas of the state. In response to this demand, CHA has identified and added several specific areas of activities to support members to create and retain the health care workforce for today and the future.

Additionally, CHA advocates for the resources to support the education of health care personnel and the adoption of administrative and regulatory policy that allows health care workers to work at the top of their scope of practice, education, training and competency.

For more information, please contact Gail Finley, CHA vice president of rural health and hospitals, at 720.330.6011.