The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network is a group of health care providers from a wide range of facilities that provide “ground level” data to educators, trainers and policymakers to help them respond to health workforce demand changes as they emerge. The network launched its second survey of health care providers last month, and data collection closes next Friday, December 16.
Baseline data from this summer’s survey pointed to “exceptionally long vacancies” at large hospitals for medical/clinical laboratory technologists, registered nurses and medical assistants. Click here for more information, and click here to join the network.
The Sentinel Network is a project of the state’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (Workforce Board) and the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Washington. It is funded by the Healthier Washington initiative of the Washington State Health Care Authority. (Ashley Beil)