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Health Care Workforce

Missouri hospitals provide access to lifesaving care 24-7.

This is possible when hospitals have qualified staff with the right skills, in the right place to provide high-quality care for Missouri’s 6 million citizens. MHA offers various workforce resources to support member hospitals in implementing strategies for workforce planning, recruitment, retention and development that best serve your community’s needs.

2023 Workforce Report

MHA’s 2023 Workforce Report finds that in 2022, hospitals continued to struggle with finding and retaining staff, including nurses who comprise the largest single category of employee. Although turnover and vacancy rates among nurses and many of the other surveyed professions decreased in 2022, these costly and disruptive workforce challenges remain high — exceeding all survey years other than in 2021. The report includes data from 128 hospitals and identifies trends among 28 hospital-based positions and four clinic and physician practice positions.


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Workforce Analyses

Workforce Programs

Health Career Pathways Initiative

MHA’s Health Career Pathways Initiative is focused on aligning workforce planning in each region of the state. This involves developing partnerships to discuss collaborative efforts to build our health care workforce pipeline at a regional level, coordinated by MHA. The partnership brings stakeholders together to address the gap between workforce supply and demand, and to create health care career pathways.

This initiative connects hospital human resources professionals with a network that prioritizes workforce needs, leverages resources, and delivers services and programs that prepare qualified workers. The network also includes academic institutions, chambers of commerce, community providers, governmental agencies, and local workforce development agencies.

Compensation and Benefits Survey

Each year through an agreement with MHA and the Kansas Hospital Association, Gallagher Surveys performs web-based compensation and benefits surveys for MHA and KHA members. Surveys include annual employee compensation and benefits data for more than 400 job titles, including C-suite, mid-level managers, physicians and hourly employees.

Member hospitals that participate in each survey can view the results at no charge.

MHA Resources

Missouri Health Careers

Visit your No. 1 resource for Missouri health careers to take a quiz to find a health care career that’s right for you. Resources, including free career guides/brochures, are available for job seekers, students, educators, and volunteers.

Missouri Hospital Jobs

Enhance your own staff recruitment efforts through the Missouri Hospital Jobs. This service allows MHA member hospitals and job seekers to connect through the National Healthcare Career Network.

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Background Check Advantage

Background Check Advantage is your one-stop shop for all background screening services. The reporting program is fully accessible through a secure online site, including order entry, results reporting, and various management reports.

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careLearning is an online education company designed to help health care organizations provide reliable, trusted and easily-accessible talent management solutions.

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APS Staffing Program

The APS Staffing Program gives organizations access to a wide array of staff from nearly 50 qualified staffing firms, filling both clinical and nonclinical positions.


Contact An Expert

Jill Williams

Jill Williams

Vice President of Workforce Development

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1395

Jean Klindt

Jean Klindt

Director of Workforce Programs

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1337

2024 Virtual Health Care Career Day

The 3rd Annual Health Care Career Day takes place on Friday, Feb. 23. This statewide, virtual event invites K-12 and higher education students inside Missouri health care organizations to learn about the future of health care and engage with professionals from around the state. Complimentary registration is open for students and school groups.

Workforce Training

MHA offers innovative programs to member hospitals to attract more people to use their talents and skills in the health care industry. This includes the Preceptor Academy, Clinical Faculty Academy and Mentoring Toolkit.

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Professional Membership Group

The Missouri Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration is a group of hospital and health system professionals who perform duties in the area of human resources and/or personnel management.


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