Ep. 09 How the skills gap in healthcare is leaving patients behind
It is no secret that organizations are struggling across the board. For temporal context the date is December 3rd, 2021. We have been dealing with the ups and downs of the Coronavirus for 2 years. While the economy has been hit hard, we seem to be in a new territory, faced with something many did not see coming.
The great resignation.
With millions of workers quitting, carrying the brunt of an exiting workforce are hospitals and healthcare settings that cannot stay fully staffed. Despite our desire to blame this all on Covid, the groundwork has been laid for years if not decades leading up to the staffing crisis we are now seeing in healthcare.
To talk about why that is and perhaps what we can do about it I am joined today by Geoffrey M. Roche.
Geoffrey is the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at Dignity Health Global Education, where he works to ensure that healthcare professionals are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and education they need to thrive in their roles, impact the organizations they’re in, and make a difference to the lives of others.
He is an accomplished leader with steadfast commitment and passion for healthcare innovation, future-focused strategy, transformation, and workforce impact.
His professional career has included over nine years in hospital administration where he served as a strategic advisor to the President and CEO and department director of various departments, including Business Development and Planning, Government Affairs, Community Health, and Public Relations, for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono.
Geoffrey also has served in senior leadership roles at two academic institutions where he led strategic partnerships, organizational strategy, and business development for both Lebanon Valley College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He has significant experience creating high-impact partnerships.
He is also an Adjunct Instructor of Health Administration in the MBA/MHA Program at Moravian University, serves on the United Way of Lebanon County and United Way of Pennsylvania Board of Directors, IU 13 Board of Directors, Leadership Council for Moravian College, Patient Safety Committee for WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, and as an elected School Director of Annville-Cleona School District.
He holds a BA in Political Science from Moravian College and a MS in Public Administration from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Geoffrey Roche on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffreymroche/
Dignity Health Global Education: https://dhge.org/