Here, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s clinical engineering manager, Ann Rovito, discusses what sets the facility apart and how the hospital has been able to stay ahead of the looming HTM staffing crisis.
Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) was used to going it alone. But forging a partnership with clinical engineering services group ABM Healthcare proved to be a boon to operations, according to ABM’s Mike Ahmad.
For the first time, 24x7’s annual survey of job satisfaction and compensation queried respondents about their timeline for retirement in an effort to gauge the impending impact of the Boomer exodus from the workforce. The data confirmed what many in HTM already know intuitively to be true: Starting in about 5 years, the field will see a major wave of retirement lasting about a decade, although we’re already on the edge of the upswing.
Are you doing all you can to attract and retain qualified staff who are in high demand across the industry? Prepare for your clinical engineering department’s future by offering HTM pros what they’re looking for in an employer.
Every year, chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens gets numerous emails inquiring about 24x7 Magazine's ever-popular job compensation and salary survey, with readers asking whether their salaries are on par with their peers. Well, the results are in—as are readers' comments about the HTM field.
With 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day and an increasing demographic shift from mechanical and hands-on professions, many healthcare organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to staff their biomed departments. Here, three HTM leaders share how they’re helping to find the next generation of talent.
Here, Mark Heston, MS, CHTM, CBET, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s director of clinical engineering, sits down with 24x7 Magazine to discuss how his team comes together for patient care and fits into the culture of the hospital—where, he says, things operate just a little bit differently.