When University of Chicago Medicine held a job fair at a local church a couple of years ago, hospital officials expected a few hundred attendees. To their surprise, about 1,100 South Side residents showed up.
Staffing giant AMN Healthcare Services has acquired B.E. Smith, a provider of interim healthcare leadership, executive search and advisory services.
A stronger economy is increasing employee turnover rates at hospitals, particularly among nurses, and putting additional pressure on wages that are already straining hospital balance sheets.
Hillary Rodham Clinton won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union on Tuesday, giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008.
Supplemental Health Care is spinning off one of its most-in-demand businesses, hoping to help hospital hiring managers who are increasingly facing difficulty finding quality candidates amid provider shortages.
Providence Health & Services had better-than-expected operating results in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it saw higher patient volume and benefited from state programs that help bolster Medicaid payments.
Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.
Outsourcing medical staffing: Hospitals turn to managed-service providers to handle all temporary staffing chores
Major healthcare staffing companies increasingly are serving as general contractors for hospitals scrambling to staff up with contingent physicians and nurses.
The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs in October. This year, the industry has created almost 407,000 jobs, which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined.
The healthcare industry's employment spree has continued into autumn, adding 44,900 jobs in October. Healthcare has now added almost 407,000 jobs so far in 2015, which almost equals the industry's job growth from 2013 and 2014 combined.
State Medicaid programs, the largest payers of home health services and personal care support, are ill-prepared to pay workers in that sector minimum wage, overtime or traveling expenses, which next month will be required under a new U.S. Labor Department rule.
A New Jersey union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Meridian Health, claiming its nurses were warned against posting about labor negotiations on social media.