As we approach this new year with renewed hopes, Washington Hospital Services (WHS) Industry Partner Staff Care welcomes the opportunity learn more about WSHA’s hospital members to understand how they can assist members with temporary and long-term staffing planning and goals. Staff Care has developed “Return to Work Solutions” which allow clinical and non-clinical entities to access Staff Care’s services and provide advisory resources around COVID-19 initiatives.
COVID has not only stressed our clinical providers but also stretched them to new levels. A recent survey through the Physicians Foundation found that medical providers are not only feeling burned out but are also dealing with emotional distress due to the personal effects of COVID. Temporary providers play a significant role in providing highly needed breaks and support to the existing medical providers. More than 3,500 primary care and specialty physicians from across the country participated in the survey, with 58 percent from hospitals or hospital owned medical groups and 42 percent private practice owners. The survey reported that:
- 58 percent of providers often have feelings of burnout compared to 40 percent in 2018
- 22 percent know a physician who has committed suicide
- 13 percent have sought medical attention for a mental health problem caused by COVID-19’s effects on their practice or employment
Staff Care is offering free consultations for interested health care organizations. The Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner program connects hospitals with companies to create efficiencies, lower costs and deliver exceptional health care. For more information about Staff Care or the WHS Industry Partner Program, contact Ed Phippen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 216-2556.