Fostering a Robust, Engaged Health Care Workforce
Maryland hospitals employ nearly 120,000 doctors, nurses, and other caregivers, making them among the top employers in their communities. A highly trained and fully engaged workforce is essential for Maryland’s hospitals as they strive to deliver the best clinical care along with a superior experience for patients.
As of 2022, Maryland hospitals face the most critical staffing shortage in recent history, with one in every four nurse positions vacant. High staff turnover, shifting care delivery models, and an insufficient nursing pipeline is reaching an unsustainable point that stretches bedside care incredibly thin and further strains the workforce across the care continuum.
MHA is committed to working with members, policymakers, legislators, and other partners to strengthen our critical hospital workforce.