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The 2022 Workforce Report is Out. The Story is Challenging.

The 2022 Workforce Report from the Minnesota Hospital Association has been released. To quote from the report: “Not only are present staffing needs going unmet, with 9,823 open positions in Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems, but the future could be even more challenging.”

Other key points to note:

  • More professionals within health care are opting for a part-time work schedule, making it increasingly difficult for hospitals and health systems to meet operational needs. For the first time, over half (57%) of registered nurses (RNs) are not working full-time.
  • Overall, 44% of all hospital employees are less than full-time, up from 37% in 2016.
    • This trend is higher among select professional groups, including: 
      • 68% of nursing station technicians
      • 64% of certified nursing assistants  
    • Younger professionals are more likely to opt for part-time job status versus their more experienced colleagues.
  • The operations and finances of Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are being additionally strained by retirements.
    • Physicians are projected to be the top occupational group at or above retirement age within ten years, followed by licensed practical nurses (27%), and peri-anesthesia RNs (25.1%).
    • This is on trend nationally. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reports that more than two of every five active physicians in the U.S. will be 65 or older within the next decade.
  • Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems have increased the number of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) new hire representation by nearly 140% since 2016, striving towards a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve.

Accurate Home Care continues to dedicate full-time, highly qualified people to the task of finding, hiring and onboarding new care providers. In addition, we are increasing our benefits package as a way to retain good care providers. We encourage our patients to help find their own staff by letting us know of nurses, PCAs and Homemakers who could potentially work here at Accurate Home Care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, Bill English, directly at 763-795-3794 or by email at billenglish at accuratehomecare dot com.

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