Survey Finds Pennsylvania Hospital Strategies Are Reducing Staff Vacancies

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the number of open positions for healthcare workers in Pennsylvania hospitals is declining as hospitals invest more to retain employees, according to a new survey by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). The Hospital Workforce Survey found that nearly all hospitals surveyed said they have been raising pay and making changes to work schedules. Some have also been offering flexible hours and even childcare to retain workers. Nearly 90% of hospitals also reported offering professional development opportunities or tuition reimbursement.