As the toll of the pandemic has continued to be evident, many are contemplating what lasting changes healthcare providers and health systems may face at the end of pandemic. But what should healthcare leaders be thinking about now to prepare their organizations for the post-pandemic environment.
- Review your strategy for recruiting and retaining key clinical staff and critical talent for your organization. Recognize the mental health, stress and work-life balance issues facing clinical staff emerging from the pandemic and develop a workplan that supports staff well-being while ensuring patient coverage. Ensure your organization’s staffing strengths and address staffing weaknesses immediately; be prepared with a contingency plan because staffing shortages and recruiting challenges will continue.