Cedars-Sinai’s Comprehensive Onboarding Program Maximizes Float Pool Capacity

The new program reduces fiscal burden for nursing leadership, increased traveler retention and provides continuity of care for patients. Based on the study by Natasha Okonkwo, DNP, RN, SCRN and Charles Blakeley, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN Challenge Cedars-Sinai Medical Center wanted to identify clinical competency needs and rapidly… Read More

Building a Flexible Workforce: The Good, The Bad, The Truth

The past two years have been challenging for healthcare leaders, workers and suppliers. Healthcare systems and hospitals were short on staff, high on census and reliant on contingent labor. As healthcare leaders look forward to rebuild and strengthen their talent pools, it is vital to maintain flexibility for workers and… Read More

Using Data to Drive Workforce Changes

By Jackie Larson, Executive Vice President, Aya Advisory Solutions Over the past two years, many healthcare systems short on staff and high on census have relied on contingent labor to meet the needs of their communities. As we move towards a post-acute phase of the pandemic, what can healthcare systems… Read More

Aya Helps State of New Hampshire-Sponsored Project with Long Term Care Staffing

Healthcare consultant Christi Green participated in a State of New Hampshire-sponsored project to increase staffing in long-term care facilities. The goal of the project was to support hospitals as they transition patients out of the acute care setting and into long-term care. This was vital during the pandemic to free… Read More

The Competition for Talent is Fierce: Act Fast or Lose Out on Good Talent

By Brenna Brown, Senior Director, Permanent Staff Recruitment.  Health systems and hospitals are aggressively building up their nursing workforce. According to Liquid Compass, hospitals across the country have posted 212,805 direct hire registered nurse openings, 116% higher now than before the pandemic. Within the past year, the Aya Healthcare Permanent… Read More

Digging into the Data: Travel Nurse Demographics

By Cristal Mackay, Workforce Consulting and Analytics. Workers from every industry have taken time in recent years to reflect on their personal and professional goals. In healthcare, nearly one in five workers have quit their job during the pandemic, citing COVID-19, poor pay and burnout as reasons.[1]… Read More

Aya Healthcare Experts Publish New Study in Nursing Administration Quarterly

An IRB-reviewed qualitative study by Aya Healthcare’s Carol Tuttas, PhD, RN, Clinical Manager, and April Hansen, MSN, RN, Group President of Workforce Solutions reveals how working through the pandemic drives major shifts in nurses’ career path choices. Researchers examined travel and permanent staff nurses’ COVID-19 pandemic work experiences and the… Read More