CEOs and human resource professionals agree that it is essential to stress the importance of workforce planning and development at the strategic and tactical levels in health care organizations. As team-based competencies, telemedicine, behavioral health integration and shortages driven by retirements of nurses and physicians increasingly impact organizations, they will find that robust talent pipelines are key to business and clinical success.
Advancing the diversity of the health care workforce and having that workforce reflect the populations hospitals serve is also critical. Creating a high-performing organization that demonstrates the cultural competencies and language skills needed to provide quality care in today’s world will require moving an increasing number of exceptional youth into health care and medical careers.
Take a look at our recent health care pipeline report for ways that your organization can engage middle school, high school and junior college students in health science programs and health care careers.