Challenges to today’s healthcare providers are complex and multifaceted. Hospitals and healthcare facilities must navigate burgeoning patient populations as aging Baby Boomers require increased medical care, in addition to stresses from the opioid epidemic, and economic and demographic shifts in their communities. All these issues are compounded by workforce shortages at every level – from nurses and clinicians to family practice physicians to skilled surgeons.
While we work with healthcare Human Resource Leaders to address their workforce shortages through hiring foreign physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals, the immigration landscape in the United States has seen challenges of its own. As part of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, work visa applications and green card petitions that were once seen as routine have undergone unprecedented scrutiny.
Now, more than ever, hospitals and healthcare providers must have comprehensive immigration plans and protocols in place – not only to set themselves up for success, but to offer security and peace of mind to their valued team members.
The right immigration strategies can help build a workforce that is ready and able to meet the diverse needs of your community – but hiring foreign physicians, nurses and professionals does not happen overnight. Start your planning today – we offer complimentary consultations with one of our experienced healthcare immigration attorneys.