Section Update

Sacramento Area Hospitals Examine Workforce Development


  • Hosptial CEOs in the 7-county Sacramento Area


On Nov. 9, the Sacramento-Sierra section met to explore local health care workforce development opportunities. The dearth of hospital nursing workforce is particularly acute in specialized areas. Hospitals currently find their own ways to “upskill” staff to meet their needs. Members agreed that it is worth considering how a hospital nurse training consortium could effectively improve staff readiness for these specialties on a broader scale. The goal is to create in-house workforce training programs that help new nurse graduates and med-surg nurses prepare to serve in specialized fields (i.e., OR, labor and delivery, etc.). 

Take aways / Next Steps

Workforce leads from all hospitals in the region will form a workgroup to explore the possibility of creating a new joint training program.