Archive for the 'Healthcare' Category
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
With the addition of a new office, Preferred Home Health Care And Nursing Services is adding more healthcare jobs in Pennsylvania.
The company made the announcement this week and said this is the second office it has opened in PA.
This office, located on Street Road in Bensalem, will be able to service all of Bucks County.
Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services is accredited by CHAP, the leading accrediting organization for the home health care industry, which has publicly certified Preferred Home Health Care as voluntarily achieving the highest standards of excellence for home- based health care.
PHHC collaborates closely with hospitals and doctors fostering relationships to help ensure patients receive quality home health care.
They have been doing so for over 25 years.
“We are excited to continue our expansion in Pennsylvania,” Jonathan Herman, Chief Operating Officer of PHHC noted. “This new location will complement our Bala Cynwyd office while expanding our geographic coverage to service even more families.”
The company said they expect the office will create hundreds of jobs.
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
CIGNA said this week it is ramping up efforts to hire for nursing jobs in Pennsylvania.
CIGNA’s office in Pittsburgh is recruiting for 164 new employees to join its Integrated Personal Health and Your Health First(SM) teams. The company is seeking nurses, behavioral clinicians, health educators, personal advocates and others for leadership roles at competitive salaries and benefits.
There will be a career fair and open house for those interested in these positions from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 26 and August 31. at CIGNA’s office at 3200 Park Lane Drive in North Fayette. (more…)
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Washington County Health System is in the process of slashing Washington healthcare jobs.
According to Herald-Mail.com, Washington County Health System is cutting 36 jobs, or about 1 percent of its work force, President and CEO James P. Hamill said Wednesday.
He said the volume of patients throughout the system has dropped 5 to 10 percent.
The decline over the last four or five months is “a reflection of the economy,” which hospitals elsewhere are experiencing, too, Hamill said.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
A new study released by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission shows how the the organization has added over 500 Maryland Jobs. For more information about Maryland jobs, click here.
The research commission will use the results to bolster its appeal for level funding in next year’s budget.
According to the Gazette.net, the study, conducted by Sage Policy Group of Baltimore, shows that the program, which grants millions in awards each year, mostly to university researchers, supports 514 jobs, both direct and indirect, in the state, with an average salary of $64,000. The program facilitates $71.3 million in business sales in the state, and the stem cell industry generates $2.7 million in state and local taxes annually.
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Some Maryland healthcare jobs will soon be cut as one company plans to reduce its workforce by more than half.
EntreMed recently announced its plan to cut 60 percent of its workers, which will allow the company to focus on its development activities and support research for the next 18 months. According to an article by FierceBiotech, the company hopes to reduce its research activities to a minimal level and find third parties to help keep costs low.
As part of the layoffs, CEO Jim Burns and CFO Dane Saglio’s jobs will be cut. Kenneth Bair, senior vice president of research and development and Thomas Bliss, senior vice president of corporate and business development, also are looking at job cuts. Chief Medical Officer Carolyn Sidor will oversee clinical development and Mark Bray, vice president of research, will lead the research support for clinical activities.
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
The previous sale of a then-doomed hospital has since created many new DC healthcare jobs.
About a year ago, Greater Southeast Community Hospital was sold to Specialty Hospital of Washington, and since that time the facility has made continued progress. By the end of this year, the hospital will have doubled its employees and created 800 healthcare jobs through the Long Term Acute Care program, Skilled Nursing Center and overall expansion of the hospital and emergency room.
Before the sale, Greater Southeast was facing losses of about $1.2 million per month and the hospital was under consideration for closure because of neglect and mismanagement. Today those financial losses have nearly been eliminated, according to a press release.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Medical jobs in Virginia are continuing to grow.
As of August 2008, Virginia’s education and health services industry employed 431,200 workers, an increase of 2.5 percent from last year, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This industry has seen an over-the-year increase every month this year, by 2.4 percent in March, by 2.3 percent in April, by 2.4 percent in May, by 2.7 percent in June, by 2.7 percent in July and by 2.5 percent in August.
According to the Virginia Workforce Connection, there were 344,320 jobs in Virginia’s healthcare and social services industry in 2006, and is projected to employ 451,823 workers by 2016. This represents an increase of 107,503 jobs, a growth of 2.75 percent annually or 31.2 percent total.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
Three main industries are expected to be responsible for adding the most jobs in Pennsylvania in the coming years.
The education and health services, professional and business services and leisure and hospitality industries are expected to account for 90 percent of Pennsylvania’s annual employment growth through 2014, according to an article by Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
“These sectors reflect the dynamics of an aging population‘s need for more health care, the gradual transition of the Baby Boom generation out of the workforce and into an active retirement, and the continued transformation of the state’s economy from a goods producer to a service producer,” the article notes.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
While the city is often known for its political landscape, Washington D.C. healthcare jobs are growing.
As of July 2008, Washington D.C.’s education and health services industry employed 104,600 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 7.2 percent from last year. The District of Columbia Department of Employment services expects the educational services industry to employ 57,760 people by 2014, an increase of 7,520 jobs, or 1.4 percent, from the 2004 employment of 50,240.
Washington, D.C. is home to 16 medical centers and hospitals, making it a center for patient care and medical research. Washington Hospital Center is the largest in the district, and is the largest private and largest non-profit hospital in the Washington area. The Children’s National Medical Center is among the highest ranked pediatric hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World report.
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
Baltimore job seekers unsure of what direction to go might have luck with the city’s healthcare or business industries.
Baltimore healthcare jobs and Baltimore business jobs are on the rise. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore notes education and health services accounts for 17 percent of the city’s economy, while professional and business services accounts for 15 percent.
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the education and health services industry employed 383,700 people in June 2008, a 2.7 percent increase over the previous year.
The Baltimore Workforce Investment Board states the healthcare and life sciences sector is the largest in Baltimore.
“The healthcare and social assistance sector employss 67,200 alone or 17.34% of the workforce,” the site notes. “In Maryland, the industry grew 23.3% from 1990-1999. The industry is one of only three Baltimore city sectors to grow (9.3%) from 1990 to 2002. The industry has high vacancy rates. From 1990 to 1999, wages in this industry have grown 32% after inflation (26%). There are easily identifiable career ladders in this industry and local Baltimore employers have been receptive to further development of career pipeline strategies. There are high-demand, low skill/education jobs with good wages in this industry.”