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August 17, 2018 (Cleveland)

Waite Quoted in Crain's Piece on Diversity in Nursing



Diversity in Nursing PieceOn Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, The Center for Health Affairs' Director, Healthcare Workforce, NEONI and Behavioral Health Initiatives Pam Waite, MSN, RN-BC, MHSA was quoted in a Crain's Cleveland Business piece on diversity in nursing and enriching the workforce. Waite is just one of several leaders who outlines ways the industry is coalescing a workforce that best serves and represents the community in the piece, "Enriching the Workforce."

“We are encouraged because the numbers are changing,” Waite said. “There is more diversity in the younger nurses when you look at the breakdown of nurses by age. In the category of nurses who have 41-plus years’ experience, there are only .1% who are Hispanic or Latino. That number increases to 1.6% when you look at nurses with 0 to 10 years’ experience.”

Waite also highlights data from The Center's Nursing Forecaster which predicts future nursing workforce needs.

To read the full piece on diversity in nursing and enriching the workforce, visit Crain's Cleveland's website.

To learn more about The Center's work to encourage more diversity in nursing and predict future workforce needs, contact us.

"Enriching the Workforce," is part of the Crain's Cleveland Business "Notable Women in Healthcare 2018" feature. Congratulations to all of the women who were recognized, especially those representing our Northeast Ohio hospital members!