YOUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION According to a recent study, South Carolina could need 10,000 more nurses over the next 12 years, and shortages also may be felt in laboratory, rehabilitation, ultrasound/sonography and many other areas. SCHA has a workforce road map that assists hospitals every step of the way, from building a pipeline of future staff to creating a better workplace. With funding from SCHA Solutions and grants, SCHA is aggressively marketing healthcare careers to middle and high school students. Be Something Amazing, the recruitment campaign developed more than a decade ago with the Department of Education, continues to market a broad spectrum of healthcare positions as attractive, practical careers. A new partnership involving state technical colleges and volunteer hospitals created in 2018, Path to Provide combines scholarships and hands-on training by allowing students pursuing associate degrees in nursing to attend classes full-time and work in a clinical setting. To help support advanced education, SCHA’s Indigo Enrichment Scholarship provided $50,000 in grants to Clemson University’s School of Nursing/ Greenville Health System collaborative and the
University of South Carolina’s Master of Health Administration program. Founded by SCHA in 2002 through a grant from The Duke Endowment to help hospitals manage staffing needs, Qualivis has evolved into a comprehensive workforce solutions provider, offering hospitals online access to a nationwide network of staffing agencies through one contract. In 2018, Qualivis rebranded and restructured to add rapid and critical response, per diem, temp-to-perm and perm, locum tenens and international positions. Its recent acquisition by one of the nation’s largest staffing agencies immediately enhanced its capability to serve participating hospitals. SCHA is making a concerted effort to increase physician engagement in development and implementation of innovative healthcare strategies. Our leadership in the opioid campaign for physicians and our Clinical Leadership Council have helped us be more engaged with the SC Medical Association and ensure our policies are informed by the physician’s critical perspective. Providing purposeful, meaningful roles for state physician leaders has the added benefit of increasing their job satisfaction.
SCHA 2018 Annual Report