Pennsylvania hospitals reduce turnover

Improving pay and benefits, developing talent and prioritizing worker safety helped Pennsylvania hospitals reduce turnover by 28% in 2023, according to a report. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s workforce report found nearly all facilities reported increasing base compensation (97%), offering flexible work schedules (95%), and providing professional development and tuition reimbursement (89%). Nearly all hospitals are working with four-year colleges and universities (99%), community colleges (99%) and high schools (92%) to develop a pipeline of talent. They also are reducing violence by implementing staff education on safety protocols (97%), enhancing security measures (95%) and providing de-escalation training (95%). HAP surveyed 99 hospitals in Pennsylvania from Oct. 17 to Nov. 27, 2023. (HealthLeaders Media article, 2/15/24)