Council Discusses COVID-19 Workforce Considerations

May 14, 2020

On May 8 WHA’s Council on Workforce Development met by video. On the agenda:  COVID-19 workforce considerations, federal and state legislative updates and sharing the challenges that the coronavirus outbreak continues to present to Wisconsin’s hospitals and health systems.

The Council expressed appreciation for the regulatory, legislative and funding strides WHA has made, including liability protections, waivers, hospital funding and telehealth parity, but noted there is more work to be done.

Top challenges expressed by council members include continued PPE and disinfectant shortages, COVID-19 testing reagent shortages and delays, and how these shortages impact their workforce, workflows and the ability to resume care and services that have been deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This story originally appeared in the May 14, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter