Crain’s Grand Rapids Business published a story April 20 on the annual release of the West Michigan Works! list of “hot jobs,” with nearly half of the 100 high-demand careers being in health-related professions. MHA CEO Brian Peters is quoted in the story in relation to hospital workforce funding grants signed earlier this year.
The $75 million for the recruitment, retention and training of healthcare workers is part of Public Act 5 of 2023. The article also cited a March 2023 workforce survey of 95% of the MHA membership that indicated Michigan has more than 27,000 job openings in hospitals, including nearly 8,500 open nursing positions.
“Maintaining the sustainability of our healthcare workforce is a universal priority for all Michigan hospitals and health systems,” said Peters. The quote is originally from a MHA press release published March 8 following the signing of the supplemental appropriation bill.