There is a perfect storm brewing in healthcare. The recent economic downturn has created considerable stress for healthcare systems and their employees. That stress will be exacerbated by the pending changes that healthcare reform measures are likely to bring. In addition, healthcare executives must contend with the looming shortage of nurses who will be needed to take care of the aging baby boomers. To fill those vacancies, leaders need to recruit and retain young people, who tend to have different expectations of how they will be treated in the workplace than the previous generation of nurses.
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