By Monica E. Oss The coverage of workforce shortages in the health and human service field has now made the national news. During September, U.S. hospitals lost roughly 8,000 jobs, nursing and residential care facilities lost 37,600 jobs, and ambulatory care centers lost 28,200 jobs (see Healthcare Lost 17,500 Jobs In September Amid Ongoing Labor Shortage). And there are predications that in the next 5 years, 6.5 million workers will leave health care—with only 2 million expected to replace them (see US Healthcare Labor Market). The reasons for these workforce shortages depends on the position. Almost everyone in the field is suffering from burnout…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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