Kentucky hospitals and healthcare systems are facing unprecedented critical workforce shortages, exponential growth in labor costs, and an ongoing need to use travel nurses to help staff their facilities.
Kentucky’s Nursing Workforce Crisis
This one-sheet highlights current workforce challenges facing hospitals, future challenges related to the number of new nurses coming into the profession, and how workforce shortages affect the care of sicker populations. (2022)
How Increasing Labor Costs Impact Kentuckians’ Access to Care
Kentucky hospitals are coping with extraordinary expenditures to retain staff and fill vacancies, including premium pay and extremely high-cost contract labor. (2022)