Pediatric hospitals continue to face physician workforce recruitment and retention challenges

Due to unprecedented labor shortages, pay compression, burnout, retirements and increased competition for physician leadership talent, pediatric organizations are experiencing a number of challenges related to recruiting and retaining the right talent.

As a result, many organizations are using their limited compensation budgets to focus more strategically on hard-to-recruit specialties, high-performing physicians, and areas requiring a greater degree of alignment with organizational imperatives.

These imperatives are influenced by an evolving competitive landscape, changes in reimbursement, new modes of providing patient care in support of greater access, financial pressures and more.

Pediatric hospitals are also focused on addressing specialties impacted most by the pandemic, such as critical care medicine and behavioral health. SullivanCotter expects to see these specialties emerge with greater than average compensation increases in future survey reports.


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