These hospitals aim to keep it this way. These hospital administrators can keep hiring nurses with as least experience as possible closest to a new grad., to keep the wage as losw as posible offer crap and bare minimum for health benefits because at that age- their minds are not even on health benefits just pay that better than McDonald's that will buy them nice clothes, Coach purses, a nice car and pay off their loans., probably still living at home with mom and dad.
New grads the hospital has to invest money in to orient to get up an running on their own- approx $60,000. which the hospital doesn't want to do. This will cut into the senior managment( CEO,Nursing director and Hospital Finance dir's) paycheck and profits.
Us older(Mega) experienced nurses they have to pay top of the payscale for in our given geographic locations. We are concerned about pension, and health benefits even if we don't have any chronic disease, which a good deal if us do not but it is ASSumed that we do because we are above 50yr old. And at our age, we are not as gulliable to the crap slinging of the administration and are abhauled at their lack of responisbility, accountability, threats and intimidation measures.
These hospitals are not recieving the reimbursments from medicaid and medicare that they once did. Insurance companies have even slashed their reimbursements to the dear hospital tycoons. These hospitals would run fiscially just fine if 1 employee- the multimillion dollar CEO would take a paycut more in tune with his/her true worth in the grand scheme of the "healthcare" big picture. The CEO is a non medically trained worthless employee in the treatment of a patient.. They do not treat or cure disease, they do not prevent illness, they do not promote health. They are clueless as to what these concepts and theories are. If there was a mass disaster or trauma that were to come into the ED they sit their worthless butts on top of, they would be in the way- . But they keep getting millions of dollars toward a salary they do not deserve. It is their lack of economic job ability( which is their body of knowledge) that keeps this healthcare mess- less staff, poor quality care, lack of experience and contribution to the unemployment going but yet they keep their job. There are experienced healthcare professionals out of jobs, lost their homes, their credit ratings, cars, health benefits and live on unemployment and do not seek healthcare for themselves ahd thus highten the acutity level of today's patient population.
It is the fiscal irresponsibility of these corporate CEO/tycoons that created this economic crisis and keeps this economic crisis going. They are responsible for the unemployment situation, the foreclosures, the banckruptcies, the high patient acuity from lack of health insurance and lack of household funds to buy nutritional food and yes, the increase in the crime rate- the drug usage, the home invasions, the murders and other violent crimes we read and hear about every day of our lives anymore! This country doens,t have a chance until we 'rein in' these corportate greed mongers. They have bought and paid for our law makers and legislators. If these healthcare systems can afford to pay top dollar for strike nurses, they can afford to give to the nurses they already have and hire more on to the staff to alleviate the pee poor staffing.