By Isis Monteiro and Serena Bernthal-Jones
Many organizations struggle to recruit and retain nurses in the home health setting. Prior to Covid-19, the demand for home health care services was expected to grow due to an aging population. Covid-19 has accelerated this trend, highlighting the need for organizations to strengthen their home health nursing workforce.
We recently spoke with Mary Gibbons Myers, President and CEO of Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, about the system’s approach to building a pipeline of home health nurses. Like many systems, Johns Hopkins Medicine is seeing more patients opt to receive non-acute care at home to avoid going to the hospital. To meet the increasing demand for home health services, Johns Hopkins Medicine is taking three steps to strengthen their pipeline of home health nurses.