Report Finds High Vacancy Rates In Hospital Workforce

A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds that the statewide vacancy rate for staff nurses — a mainstay of hospital care and the single largest category of employees — has increased…
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Mapping Missouri’s Health Care Workforce

Hospitals throughout the nation are facing a significant challenge recruiting and retaining qualified health care workers in a highly competitive…
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Rethinking The Term “Male Nurse”

Among the more than 2 million registered nurses across the country, only about 10 percent are men, according to the…
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As Medical Programs Strive To Crank Out Rural Physicians, The Shortage Grows

Missouri is part of a troubling national pattern of insufficient health care in rural counties. According to the National Rural…
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Genetic Counselors Struggle To Keep Up With Huge New Demand

Erika Stallings’ mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. When it came back in her early…
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8-Year-Old Treats Hospital Staff Who Saved Her Life

On Saturday mornings, one Columbia girl visits the MU Children’s Hospital to thank the staff who saved her life, complete…
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Older Nurses Retiring In Droves, Creating Shortages

We are getting old. This is causing a problem across the country in the field of nursing. Specifically, the problem…
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Volunteers Assure That Patients Don’t Die Alone

Hospital volunteers are amazing! The Boston Globe wrote a great article about a wave of hospitals nationwide that are implementing volunteer…
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Missouri Hospital Workforce Vacancy Turnover Rates Volatile

A newly released report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds that the state’s hospital workforce vacancy and turnover rates are…
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