Competition Among Institutions For Doctors, Scientists Grabs Headlines
Some big name health facilities sometimes draw entire physician or research groups from other institutions.
Boston Globe: New Beth Israel Deaconess Chief Eyes Competition
In his first 30 days as chief executive of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Kevin Tabb got a healthy dose of both sharp competition and bad weather -- two things that separate Boston from San Francisco, where he most recently worked. When he was just two weeks into his new job, competitor Steward Health Care System lured away 150 doctors affiliated with the Beth Israel Deaconess physician group by making them a multi-million-dollar offer (Kowalczyk, 12/2).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Houston Poaches Cancer Scientists From Boston
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has lured 55 scientists away from Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The personnel grab will help the academic hospital jump quickly into the field of cancer drug development (Feibel, 12/5). This story is part of a reporting partnership between Kaiser Health News, KUHF and NPR.
And from California, a report about the difficulties being faced by nursing grads who are entering the workforce.
The Sacramento Bee: New California Nursing Graduates Find It Hard To Get Hired
California has spent at least $95 million in federal, state and private funds in the past decade to double the number of nursing graduates by expanding college programs and grants. … fewer nurses are retiring during the recession, and hospitals are saving money by turning to veteran or temporary nurses who don't need expensive training. This leaves many new graduates in a Catch-22: They can't get hired without at least one to two years of experience, and they are hard-pressed to gain experience unless they volunteer or take part-time jobs that might not fit their skills (Dave, 12/4).