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For Healthcare Workers, It's Not (Just) About Money

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 4, 2011

Still, it's troubling to see that even as healthcare workers offer specific, actionable workplace grievances, management either isn't acting on the complaints, or isn't communicating how it is addressing the complaints.

In some ways, these survey results are good news for cash-strapped hospitals. Healthcare workers say quite clearly that it isn't just about money. That's believable. They put patient care and workplace conditions and professional development above compensation. There aren't too many industries that can make that boast about their workforce.

What the survey is really saying is that healthcare workers are not apathetic. They want to do a good job, and they're probably willing to buy into your mission, if you pay attention to their fairly reasonable concerns. 


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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