You are the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Middlefield
Hospital. Middlefield Hospital is a 450-bed tertiary care facility
in a major urban area in the Northeast. The hospital is an
integrated health system that provides the full array of inpatient
and outpatient services. The hospital enjoys a reputation for
quality care in the area.
As the new CEO, you have learned that the hospital’s employee
turnover rate exceeds 20%, and there are over 100 nursing
vacancies. You have also learned the following facts that may be
impacting these workforce shortages:
A new hospital has recently opened in your market area that has
produced competition for Middlefield Hospital.
Employee morale has deteriorated over the last 12 months.
Essex University (a local college) is considering eliminating
its nursing degree program because there is continual difficulty in
recruiting well qualified instructors.
The board of directors has asked that you provide a 750-word
report detailing your strategies and recommendations to overcome
the workforce shortages and to improve employee morale. The
strategies and recommendations should be as specific as possible
and include the resources needed for implementation. Your primary
text and journal/website research must be used as a reference to
support your analysis.