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February 25, 2019 (Cleveland)

Professional Workforce Shortage Findings Cited by Local Media Outlets

The Center for Health Affairs' 2018 survey of Northeast Ohio hospitals and allied health higher education programs, which identified significant allied health professional workforce shortages, has received recent coverage by a local news outlet:

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Crain's Cleveland Business reported on the professional workforce shortage findings in their Feb. 23 piece, "Shortage of allied health pros felt in NEO."

"A recent study by The Center for Health Affairs — an advocacy group for Northeast Ohio’s hospitals — has identified a shortage in the region’s workforce of allied health professionals, which includes positions such as medical assistants, sonographers, medical lab scientists, social workers and more...Lisa Anderson, senior vice president at The Center for Health Affairs, said that one of the biggest limiting factors identified in the study is having enough clinical rotation slots available for individuals. 'That is usually the chokepoint on any kind of educational program that carries a clinical experience component,' she said. Read more.

Canton Repository

The Canton Repository also reported on the professional nursing workforce shortage, citing data from The Center's Nursing Forecaster in their Feb. 23 piece, "Ohio’s most in demand job? Nurses."

"A forecast by The Center for Health Affairs predicts a shortage of 2,850 nurses in 2020 for Northeast Ohio. The Center for Health Affairs uses a tool known as The Forecaster to determine the number of additional nurses needed in Northeast Ohio. In 2017, Northeast Ohio had 820 unfulfilled nursing jobs. A shortage of 2,850 nurses is expected for 2020." Read more.

The Canton Repository Editorial Board also shared the nursing workforce shortage findings in their Feb. 24 editorial, "Stark nursing programs among Ohio’s best."

"Registered nurse is the most in-demand occupation in Ohio today, with more than 4,800 positions available statewide. Projections show that number widening in the next few years. The Center for Health Affairs predicts a shortage of 2,850 nurses by next year just in Northeast Ohio." Read more.

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