Fostering a Robust, Engaged Health Care Workforce

Maryland hospitals employ 117,000 doctors, nurses, and other caregivers. These professionals work 24/7/365 to care for more than 5 million patients each year. The state’s hospitals and health systems often are the top employers in their communities. Statewide, hospitals—either directly or indirectly—account for 8% of all employment. A highly trained and fully engaged workforce is essential for Maryland’s hospitals as they strive to deliver the best clinical care along with a superior experience for patients.

However, they face increasing challenges filling in-demand positions, retaining good talent, combating workplace violence and more. To continue to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders, our hospitals must be able to support their teams. That is why MHA’s strategic plan recognizes and supports workforce as a major factor in the vitality of hospitals and health systems and in the success of the Maryland Model.

MHA Task Force on Maryland's Future Health Workforce

The Task Force is charged with setting the strategic vision and comprehensive strategy to facilitate a robust and sustainable health workforce. The group provides guidance on current and future challenges and trends impacting the hospital workforce and will make recommendations on needed policy change and best practices.