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The Balancing Act of Clinician Supply and Demand

By Jennifer Thew RN  
   December 01, 2017

Recognizing there is no one-size-fits-all approach to staffing issues, healthcare leaders across the country are creating customized solutions to meet their organizations' current and future clinician workforce needs.

This article first appeared in the December 2017 issue of HealthLeaders magazine.

And it worked.

At its most vulnerable, the organization had only three physicians and two nurse practitioners.

Today there are five family practice physicians, one ENT surgeon, and six physician assistants.

"We actually don't have a hard time finding doctors," he says.

Key to this model is an emphasis on both domestic and international service work. While it is in a rural area, Kearny County Hospital's surrounding area is culturally and ethnically diverse.

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Jennifer Thew, RN, is the senior nursing editor at HealthLeaders.


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