S1 E1: Solving the Healthcare Skills Gap and Labor Crisis with Matt Keahey and Patricia Sirmon

S1 E1: Solving the Healthcare Skills Gap and Labor Crisis with Matt Keahey and Patricia Sirmon

April 8, 2021

S1 E1: Solving the Healthcare Skills Gap and Labor Crisis with Matt Keahey and Patricia Sirmon

Healthcare facilities are facing a problem that, if unresolved, will negatively impact the level of patient care, drive costs even higher, and perhaps even result in loss of life: a shortage of skilled healthcare workers. We go in-depth with Matt Keahey, VP of Operations, and Patricia Sirmon, VP of HR, on how they collaborate at Medxcel to develop and engage skilled healthcare employees. The team shares how they are changing the narrative about vocational programs by educating students early in their career search. Also, Matt and Patricia take a deep dive into succession planning, especially how it applies to building training programs for future skill requirements, and how they are innovatively recruiting and maintaining employees at Medxcel. Discover what it takes to fill your future talent pipeline and ensure your employees are ready for the next stage on this episode of Outside the Patient’s Door.

On this episode, you’ll hear:

  • [01:08] Why the lack of skilled laborers is an issue

  • [02:30] Creative ways hospitals can recruit talent

  • [05:55] How healthcare leaders should think about talent retention

  • [08:07] What happens if nobody addresses the labor crisis 

  • [09:21] Succession planning and how the skilled labor shortage impacts it

  • [13:03] How to measure whether education and training is working

  • [16:20] Guiding employees to additional training resources

  • [18:37] The one thing you can do to address the labor crisis

  • [21:42] The future compared to today

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