Best Practices: How urban hospitals can boost local hiring

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2015

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 powerhouse AMN acquires B.E. Smith

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 20, 2015

Staffing giant AMN Healthcare Services has acquired B.E. Smith, a provider of interim healthcare leadership, executive search and advisory services.

SEIU, nation's largest healthcare union, backs Clinton

By Associated Press  |  November 17, 2015

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 to spin off recruitment business

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 16, 2015

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.

WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2015

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.

Healthcare added nearly 45,000 jobs in October

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 07, 2015

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.

Healthcare anchors strong October jobs report

By Bob Herman  |  November 06, 2015

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.

Medicaid programs brace for new home health wage rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 31, 2015

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.

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