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In order to make Middlefield hospital outstanding place to work there must be something’s we need to work on which is the shortage of nurses and to improve the employee morale. These two factors must be improved in order to keep Middlefield hospital open and running and also to make the patient happy. There were some reviews on how people with the company feel. Dr. Rusty Gates which is a internist which moved his practice to a new hospital. Dr. Gates stated that the new hospital staff appear to have more invited in quality of patient care and the patients seem to be much more happy. Eileen Wright, which is the board member of Middlefield hospital, stated that within the last 12 months Middlesex has been declining. She also stated that the director of nursing is having difficulty retaining nursing staff, which is the main problem that we are having at Middlefield hospital. This is her major concern for the company. Last, there was Anne Teaks, which is the registered nurse for Middlefield hospital. She has been with the company for 22 years. She really doesn’t like the shortage of the staff, which occurs on all the shifts. She would like to see a turn around so that the patients can get the care that they need.
In order to improve this problem that we are having at Middlefield I would say that Middlefield should improve more and continue to work with schools or nursing, universities, community colleges, and high school this way we will be able to recruit potentials staff. If we put more effort in to these potential staffs then Middlefield would already have an indulgent and know what type of staff we would be bring onboard to the company. I would call them reliable staff. A study in Health Affairs was to improve educational strategies. The study authors found that 97 percent o hospitals were using education strategies to address the shortage of nurses at…...

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