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Ep 11: Work Smarter, Not Longer – Overcome Vacancies Through Operational Efficiency

November 25, 2022

Guest Speakers:

Tina T. Johannessen, National Director of Human Resources, Covenant Living Communities & Services
Sheryl White, VP of Health Services, Covenant Living Communities & Services


Staffing shortages and high turnover rates are constant challenges across the LTC sector. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has only made things worse. Nursing facilities have lost nearly a quarter million employees during the current pandemic.

Given the direct correlation between staffing levels and adverse outcomes — including increased mortality, hospitalizations, and ED visits — how can facilities improve the safety and quality of care when workers can’t be had?

Back by popular demand, listen as our panel discusses ways nursing homes can maximize staff efficiency by putting first things first.