It was in February the US District Judge issued an order to the state of the Department of Mental health to devise a plan in reversing a staff from the state’s hospital. It had been found out that the staff left and preferred to work as mental health staff since the salary of being a mental health staff had been increased. A plan of action was submitted to the Judge which states that in order to solve the problem, a person must be hired to recruit new staffs and offer an increase to hospital workers.
However, the attorneys said that the plan is not viable since the increase in salary would only apply to the existing workers, not to the new recruits. In the court filings, the Department of Mental Health admitted that they violated state and federal regulations and definitely jeopardize the safety of the patients. However, they also admitted that their plan can solve the issue. The department spokesperson said that they are hopeful that the resolution can be reached and that their staffing problems will soon be solved.
However, the mental health system and the prison are very much intertwined. With this, the Department of Mental Health is included in the suit. (Romney & Gold, 2007) The Problem and the Solution (Motivation Theories) The case that was mentioned is not a common problem in a health care organization. This does not only happen in such organization but in all organizations as well. It is very evident that the main concern of the hospital is the decrease in the number of staffs since most of them were hired by the mental hospital; basically for one reason – the salary is high.
To be specific, in a health care organization, the demand is quite high because there is a need to care for patients. In the same manner, the competition is also high. Health care organizations are competing against one another to get the best staffs to care for their patients; and the best way to win the competition is to offer an increase to the workers. And this is what happens in the Department of Mental Health.