July 12, 2023
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • Stanford Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unveiled plans Friday to collaborate on a project that will bring a new National Cancer Institute-designated joint cancer care and research center to the VA Palo Alto campus in California. The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin discussions on the partnership, Stanford Medicine representatives said. The development of a new comprehensive cancer center is needed to meet the demand for what is expected to be an increasing number of Bay Area veterans seeking cancer care. VA leaders and Stanford Medicine executives believe the collaboration has the potential to expand specific cancer programs by integrating clinical trials into care. (Article here)
  • As health care systems are vying for talent in fast-growing behavioral health services and a projected shortage of up to 31,000 psychiatrists is expected by 2024, a Modern Healthcare article shares four strategies employers are using to get creative in filling behavioral health jobs. These include, creating a pipeline through career path programs at high schools, increasing pay and work-from-home jobs, expanding the credentialed workforce by using non-clinical mental health professionals to augment the work of providers, and fighting for higher reimbursement. (Article here)