How to Hire and Retain Top Nurses During COVID-19 and Beyond
Iman Abuzeid

Virtual Think Tank Series

How to Hire and Retain Top Nurses During COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday, September 10, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

U.S. hospitals will face a shortage of more than one million nurses by 2024, which is the biggest employment crisis in the country. COVID-19 has exacerbated the shortage, especially for experienced and specialized nurses. Nurses represent an average annual turnover of 17 percent for hospitals and the median time it takes to hire a permanent specialized nurse is 82 days. Understaffing also puts patients, staff and hospitals at risk, contributing to higher operating costs, increased burnout and a reduced quality of care.

In this interactive Virtual Think Tank, hospital and health system HR Leaders will gather to explore how different organizations rapidly hire and effectively retain their nurse workforce. The discussion will cover practical solutions for ongoing challenges posed by the nursing shortage, COVID-19 and the highly competitive nurse talent market. Iman Abuzeid, MD, CEO of Incredible Health, will guide participants to consider:

  • How to increase recruiter and nursing leader efficiency, and hire permanent experienced and leadership nurses faster, using the latest strategies and technology
  • How to identify and resolve the primary reasons that top nurses leave, including work-life balance, career growth and compensation
  • How to decrease recruiting and travel nurse costs, while also reducing nurse turnover
Iman Abuzeid, M.D.
CEO & Co-Founder
Incredible Health
Incredible Health

As co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, Dr. Iman Abuzeid has segued her knowledge of mobile health technology and hospital operations into one of healthcare’s thorniest issues: the growing, national, shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers. Incredible Health is the new way hospitals hire permanent nurses in less than 30 days, at scale while reducing recruiting costs. By leveraging proprietary technology and data, Incredible Health flips the script, where hospitals apply to nurses instead of the other way around, dramatically speeding up the hiring process.

Prior to Incredible Health, Abuzeid led product management at AliveCor, a venture-backed mobile health company. She was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and Booz & Company, working on strategic and operational hospital initiatives.

Abuzeid holds three patents, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a medical degree from the University College London Medical School. Iman’s immediate family has 3 surgeons, and as a doctor herself, she understands the importance of choosing the right stepping stones in a clinical career. It’s what drives her belief in Incredible Health and its potential to reliably help clinicians find the right fit.

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