The Staffing Mistake Your Health Center Can No Longer Afford to Make
Lesa Peterson, one of our consultants as well as a consultant for trusted partner FQHC Associates, writes about the dangers of cost cutting when trying to improve your health center’s efficiency in the face of increased competition.
Many health centers, faced with slim margins, consider labor cost something to be managed under tight control and err on the side of understaffing versus overstaffing. Most employees have experienced the stress of short staffing firsthand. It creates inefficient work patterns, avoidable operational problems and generally results in lower productivity.