The state Department of Workforce Development's list of "hot jobs" is based on pay, growth in the profession, and job availability, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Michigan, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
- Michigan: Beaumont Hospital on Wednesday hosted its first "Walk-in-Wednesday" event to provide walk-in mammogram screening services to patients without an appointment at nine locations across Detroit. Beaumont said it would accept insurance payments for the screenings, as well as cash payment. According to Beaumont radiologist Murray Rebner, "regular annual mammograms can save lives" (WXYZ, 10/16).
- New Jersey: Englewood Heath and Hackensack Meridian Health on Tuesday announced they signed a definitive agreement to merge. If state and federal lawmakers sign off on the agreement, Englewood Health will become part of Meridian Health. The organizations said the deal would help both organizations adjust to shifting industry dynamics and improve local care delivery (Porter, HealthLeaders Media, 10/15).
- Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development listed RNs as the No. 3 hottest job in the state due to growing demand for health care workers in the state. The department's list of "hot jobs" is based on pay, growth in the profession, and job availability. The state predicts that its aging population will require more nurses in the near future and that Wisconsin's 47 nursing schools may not be able to keep up with demand (Mills, WPR, 10/16).