Women account for about 30% of health care executives and 13% of CEOs, even though most decision-makers in the health care workforce are women, according to an Oliver Wyman report. "How can the industry move toward becoming more consumer-oriented when it lacks a leadership team that reflects and relates to those making the most decisions?" said Terry Stone, Oliver Wyman's health and life sciences managing partner.
Forty-four of the top 100 jobs in the US are in health care, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Jobs report. The health sector also had the highest number of the best-paying jobs on the list.
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A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that from 2010 to 2016 the average number of nurse practitioners in communities with the highest levels of low-income residents increased from 19.8 to 41.1 per 100,000 people. There was an increase in the average number of NPs working in rural communities from 25.2 to 41.3 per 100,000 residents.
Certified rehabilitation nurses have been validated as experts in the field and stay updated on evidence-based practices in treating rehab patients, said registered nurse Patricia Mucia, who works at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago. Nurses that have a rehabilitation certification, which defines the level of expertise in patient care, help their hospitals stay competitive as patients and families make health care decisions.
Montana's Veterans Affairs Health Care System had a good 2018 but must do more to help reduce the suicide rate among veterans, CEO Kathy Berger said. All mental health jobs within the state VA are filled but the agency continues to have trouble recruiting primary care providers, including nurses, Berger said.
Jennifer Woods moved from chief nursing officer to McLaren Northern Michigan's interim CEO and will oversee a renovation and expansion of the hospital while working to recruit more nurses and physicians. Woods said recruitment never really ends, and the hospital's and community's culture are selling points.
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