Southwest Michigan Healthcare Consortium
Michigan Works! Southwest (Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo & St. Joseph counties)
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention
Workforce Issue Addressed
Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals; any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover
The Southwest Michigan Healthcare Consortium is a group of education, employment and community partners that are working to address healthcare worker shortages, skill shortages, training mismatches, and employee recruitment and retention shortages in the geographic area. To tackle these workforce issues, the Consortium is planning and holding career fairs to meet healthcare employers' staffing needs, conducting periodic needs surveys, sharing best practices, and developing / maintaining a database of current healthcare providers in the area. The Consortium is affiliated with Michigan Works! Southwest.