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Unformatted text preview: tals Hospitals employ a highly diverse workforce consisting of individuals with a broad spectrum of education backgrounds and skill levels. A recent report, Examining the Impacts of Hospitals on Colorado’s Economy, published by the Regional Economics Institute at Colorado State University and the Colorado Hospital Association, notes that Colorado’s public and private general medical and surgical hospitals employed approximately 71,700 workers in 2010. Statewide, hospital employment has grown an average of 3% annually since 2007. Public government healthcare workers are counted in the Government Sector. In the current environment, recruitment and retention of the right composition of healthcare professionals is key to building an efficient and effective healthcare delivery system. Workforce recruitment will need to address personnel shortages in sectors defined by practice type, as well as by geography in order to ensure adequate coverage of rural areas. More than half of Colorado’s hospitals are in rural or “frontier” counties. In 13 of...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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