Below is an excerpt of an article co-authored with Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Sapna Jain and published in the April/May 2023 issue of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s (MBA) eJournal. Yelena and Sapna will also be presenting an informative MBA webinar on the same topic on May 10, 2023.

Health care staffing continues to be a challenge for hospitals and health care systems across the country that are stretched thin due to staff burnout from COVID-19, lack of sufficiently trained staff, and high employee turnover. Failure to adequately staff for workforce needs within a hospital effectively limits the service lines or volume of services that hospitals can provide and can significantly impact the ability to provide patient care. Cost-effective, long-term solutions that support retention and recruitment of the hospital workforce are sorely needed.  Read the article.