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Healthcare Sector

Purpose:

To explore and discuss information and initiatives and changes that develop and maintain the Healthcare Workforce in SE MN. To hear about job fairs, grants, and the accreditation process for nursing training providers that are helping fill gaps in healthcare professions. To introduce a structural change in the Healthcare Sector Committee.

Nursing Shortage Solutions Taskforce :

The Healthcare Sector Committee of the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Minnesota developed the Nursing Shortage Solutions Taskforce in the summer of 2015 to address the nursing shortage crisis. The Healthcare Sector Committee believed a special taskforce should be created to look into this specific issue and develop strategies to address the crisis for the region. The taskforce is made up of regional employers, higher education institutions, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) staff and Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) staff. The mission of this Taskforce was: “Working together to identify strategies to address the nursing shortage in southeastern Minnesota”. From 2015-2017 the taskforce worked to investigate the nursing shortages in our area and develop strategies to address the crisis. In June of 2017 they submitted the following report to the Workforce Development Board.Click Here to View Report

Agendas

May, 2018
March, 2018
October, 2017
June, 2017
April, 2017
January, 2017

Minutes:

May, 2018
March, 2018
October, 2017
June, 2017
January, 2017

Next Taskforce Meetings

Meetings: Workforce Development Board Sector Committees meet every other month, on the first Thursday at 1:00PM. Meetings for 2018-2019 will be:

  • October 4th 2018
  • December 6th 2018
  • March 7th 2019
  • May 2nd 2019
  • Additional meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis

For additional information please contact:
Beth Christensen serves as the Workforce Development, Inc. staff support member. She can be reached at 507-433-0557 or BethChristensen@WorkforceDevelopmentInc.org
Rob Van Craenenbroeck is the Committee Chair. He can be reached at rpvancra@gundersenhealth.org

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