ENF in the News for June 2011

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Catalyzing Better Health Care While Enhancing the Nursing Profession

The Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives announced in 2002 that Ohio's aging population and growing shortage of nurses would create a 19 percent gap in need versus nursing supply by 2015. In response, in 2002 the two organizations created FutureThink. But without proper leadership and funding, the initiative was on the verge of floundering, with Ohio's nursing system and patient care at stake.