TITLE YOU DECIDE
You are the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Middlefield Hospital.
Middlefield Hospital is a 450-bed tertiary care facility in a major urban area
in the Northeast. The hospital is an integrated health system that provides the
full array of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital enjoys a
reputation for quality care in the area.
As the new CEO, you have learned that the hospital’s employee turnover rate
exceeds 20%, and there are over 100 nursing vacancies. You have also
learned the following facts that may be impacting these workforce shortages.
A new hospital has recently opened in your market area that has produced
competition for Middlefield Hospital.
Employee morale has deteriorated over the last 12 months.
Essex University (a local college) is considering eliminating its nursing
degree program because there is continual difficulty in recruiting well-
YOUR ROLE/ MY ASSIGNMENT
The board of directors has asked that you provide a 750-word report
detailing your strategies and recommendations to overcome the workforce
shortages and to improve employee morale. The strategies and
recommendations should be as specific as possible and include the resources
needed for implementation.
*Include a follow-up paragraph on how your recommendations would, or
would not, change if a new federal law was passed that provided free
nursing education to all students who work in an underserved area (which
you would qualify) with rationale and justification.
Your primary text and journal and website research must be used as a
reference to support your analysis