How Hospitals Leveraged On-Site Child Care During The Pandemic In a Bid To Drive Retention
Posted Nov 4, 2021 from healthcaredive.com
An overwhelming amount of healthcare jobs are held by women. On-site child care can drive better retention amid a "Great Resignation," as burned out employees across all industries reevaluate their roles and workplaces.
During the worst of the pandemic, Wellstar rolled out additional child care options for working parents, including staff with older children.
It opened up spaces in existing centers for older kids to get tutoring and do their virtual schoolwork, and leveraged an emergency back-up child care program through Bright Horizons, a company that operates child care services for employers through a network of on-site and in-home providers.
Bright Horizons, a major for-profit operator of child care services for employers, saw an uptick in healthcare providers seeking to build their own centers or offer back-up care during the pandemic, Maribeth Bearfield, chief human resources officer, said.