In addition to being a national leader in recruiting for health care employment, Merritt Hawkins is also a major contributor to the data that helps us understand the health care employment environment. Merritt Hawkins recently completed its national survey on physician access, which they summarized in this video. The survey rates each state according to the ease in which patients can access physicians, measuring access using 33 bench marks.
The states are then ranked based on their total placement in each category. This information can be a valuable tool for our members seeking to recruit physicians and allied staffing. Because Merritt Hawkins is an Industry Partner of Washington Hospital Services, this report and others like it are provided at no cost to WSHA members. To receive a full copy of the Physician Access Index, please contact Paul Unsworth at (206) 577-1806. (Paul Unsworth)