Wednesday Feature: Healthcare Job Growth and the Economic Disconnect

Happy Hump Day! My apologies right off for such a head scratching title but this is where I am most days when I see economic reports like the recent jobs report (last week) from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (report is here: January BLS Report 1 24 ) The news is good, maybe, kind of, … Read more

Cuts and Layoffs are Happening

As the economy remains “challenging” and providers are finding rising capital costs and rising staffing costs, survival mode is where many are operating. For any hospital, SNF, Home Health Agency, or Hospice, labor (wages and benefits) is typically about 60% of the expense budget. With direct care staff in short supply in nearly every market … Read more