In the New England area, this region has had the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths per capita in the U.S. The opioid epidemic caused a significant strain on the hospitals in this area, causing nurses to leave their practice setting for a less stressful environment. In a city with 13,000 people, depopulation is also a factor with an exodus of residents outstripping population growth, creating economic challenges, and an aging population. This Level 1 Trauma Center faced frequent nurse burnout and high turnover rates. Nurses leaving the hospital resulted in staff instability and a growing need for experienced RNs. The facility used travel nurses, but this ultimately drove up labor costs with no long-term stability. The hospital began looking into innovative solutions with organizations that shared their quality, safety and patient experience standards.
Learn how Avant Healthcare Professionals provided stability through a long-term staffing solution.