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U.S. Immigration - A Solution to Professional Staff Shortages

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Date Published

July 22, 2020


Ohio Health Care Association


Assisted Living, Home Care, Hospice, ID/DD, Skilled Nursing


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U.S. employers continue to race the clock to fill professional staffing shortages, ranging from labratory technicians to nurses to physicians, and more. Surging demand has already disrupted traditional hiring practices with healthcare entities offering hiring bonuses, free housing, and tuition reimbursement to attract talent, and with chronic shortages plaguing all healthcare employers, workers can be choosier than ever in their employment opportunities. With the passge of the Affordable Care Act, and the onging retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, hundreds of thousands more Americans have access to, and require healthcare services than over before. It is estimated that an additonal 2.3 million healthcare professionals will need to be added to the U.S. workforce by 2025 to adequately care for the population. Many employers are unaware that U.S. immigration may help alleviate staffing shortages. There are a variety of work visa and green card options available for healthcare professionals not born in the U.S., but in need of employer sponsorhip in the U.S. for work authorization. The goal of the session is to educate employers on the various options available, including visa types and for whom, and the sponsorship process, including where to find healthcare workers not born in the U.S., how to sponsor them, timeline, and costs.


  • Understand the different types of work visas and green card options available to various healthcare professionals
  • Understand where and how to recruit healthcare professionals outside the U.S.
  • Have the tools to begin to implement a short and long term plan to incorporate foreign recruitment and immigration sponsorship into their business
Credit Information:

Ohio Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Approval #36552-SS-20.

Ohio Nurses: Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

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Dwight D. Myfelt

As a U.S. immigration attorney, Dwight focuses his practice on employment-based immigration for corporate clients providing... Read More

Kelli L. Hayes

As a U.S. immigration attorney, Kelli focuses her practice on employment-based immigration assisting clients and their... Read More

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