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Use the buttons below to search this site for reports and other documents related to that occupational group. The order here reflects the size of each of these licensed provider groups in South Carolina.
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$800,000 Grant to Increase Physician Diversity in SC - BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation just announced an $800,000 grant to fund five full scholarships to the Greenville medical school beginning next year to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the physician workforce. To read more click here

Medical Residents Salary & Debt Report 2015 - Medscape recently surveyed more than 1700 residents in 24 specialties enrolled in a US medical resident program to learn about their ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance; their earnings and debt loads; their assessment of the quality of their education and colleague relationships. To see their answers on these and other issues, click here

Future Demand for Long Term Care Workers Will be Influenced By Demographic and Utilization Changes - Within the next 15 years the number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to exceed 70 million and will represent 20% of the entire population. A number of national reports have raised concerns about the ability of the long-term care workforce to keep pace with the growth in the number of older adults who will require long-term care services in the future. A recent article by Spetz, et al in Health Affairs explores this concern and concludes that, even if the way in which people use long-term care services (e.g. nursing homes vs. home care) changes, the demand for nursing personnel is projected to grow by at least 50% over current levels, and demand will increase even more for direct care occupations and support personnel. To read more click here

Fast Facts
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This study surveyed Chief Nursing Officers in all of South Carolina's general acute care hospitals in early 2015 to learn about the nursing labor market and how it might be changing. Focus areas include new graduate employment, recruitment difficulties, changing roles for RNs, goals for a BSN-prepared workforce, support for extended education among RNs, perceived barriers to increasing the BSN workforce, and future expectations for nursing employment levels.
The results reveal a strong preference for experienced RNs in the hiring process and that the labor market for experienced RNs is starting to tighten. Most hospitals have hired new graduate RNs in the past year and many intend to increase that number in the coming year. About one-third of hospitals reported that it is becoming more difficult to hire staff RNs and nursing assistants.

The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

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7/1/2015 - 7/31/2015 No events scheduled for July - Currently there are no events scheduled in July.

From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431