Wisconsin is “starting to turn a corner” when it comes to supporting its physician workforce, according to Wisconsin Hospital Association President and CEO Eric Borgerding.
Borgerding explained that members consistently point to workforce concerns as their most significant hurdle. And with the state’s over-65 population growing faster than ever, he says “the demographics are kinda scary.”
“The population coming up to take care of them all is nowhere near growing at that rate,” he told WisBusiness.com.
In order for health systems to rise and meet that challenge, Borgerding says the state has to find ways to get more people into high-demand careers in health care. That includes doctors and nurses as well as what he calls “allied health professionals,” including radiologic technologists, ultrasound technicians, certified nursing assistants and others.