Hospitals are Pioneers in Caring for Employees’ Children (2002)

Friedman, D. (2002). Hospitals are pioneers in caring for employees’ children. Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Watertown MA: Bright Horizons Inc.

“With a predominantly female workforce and cyclical nursing shortages, hospitals have used child care as a recruitment tool since the Civil War. Child care centers are even more important today as the health care industry undergoes major transformation and health care professionals from a variety of disciplines are in short supply. In addition, hundreds of hospitals with child care centers can attest to their effectiveness as a bottom-line booster in a time of budget concerns….For these reasons, there is surge of interest among hospitals to create new child care centers or to outsource the management of older centers to make sure that it provides the highest-quality care possible.”

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