Insight in Indian Country – Labor Shortage & Top Issues in Tribal Healthcare

Insight in Indian Country – Labor Shortage & Top Issues in Tribal Healthcare

February 23, 2023

Healthcare organizations are still seeing an unprecedented shortage of providers and frontline staff, forcing them to resort to hiring traveling staff and contractors—which come at a high cost. In addition to grappling with the labor shortage, leaders in Tribal healthcare must continue to navigate COVID-19 relief funding and sources, lease accounting, and growth and expansion. This episode, REDW National Tribal Practice Leader Wes Benally discusses key issues affecting Tribal healthcare with Principal Chris Tyhurst.

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Meet Your Hosts:

Wesley Benally

Wesley Ryan Benally, CPA

Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader

As the leader of REDW’s National Tribal Practice, Wes is committed to improving financial literacy throughout Indian Country. He oversees audits of a wide range for Native American communities, state and local government agencies, and non-profits, nationwide and is a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Oversight Advisory Committee and serves as an instructor with Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute.

Chris Tyhurst

Christopher Tyhurst, CPA

Principal, Audit & Assurance

Chris has been in public accounting since 1994 and has extensive experience auditing Native American tribes and their enterprises, including hospitals and health centers. He has also provided many other financial and strategic consulting services to tribes, including internal controls, enterprise board training, financial forecasts, and staff training on accounting and federal grant management topics.

Compensation Studies—Your Key to Hiring & Retaining Top Talent.

It’s important to attract—and retain—the best employees to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of your tribal organization. And given an exceptionally competitive labor market and the usual budget constraints, this means basing your employee compensation and benefits programs on relevant and reliable data.

Learn more about REDW’s annual Tribal Compensation Study.

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