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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.

2021 COVID-19 Workforce Report

MHA’s 2021 COVID-19 Workforce Report examines how the pandemic has influenced the hospital workforce and how it will alter workforce planning in the future. The report is built around five pillars of change, and each includes lessons learned from Missouri hospitals, as well as recommended action steps for hospital leaders, workforce planners and stakeholders. By using the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals — and partners in academia and workforce development — can transfer the best practices established during the pandemic to build a more robust hospital and health care workforce.


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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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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 Initiatives

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1395

Jean Klindt

Jean Klindt

Manager of Workforce Programs

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1337

Personal 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.



The Health Profession Opportunity Grant provides education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

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