Officials at Humility of Mary Health Partners say successful nurse recruiting and retention have helped the company minimize mandatory overtime. Here are hiring statistics for the health-care company that runs St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren:
2000 -- 100 registered nurses, including 41 new nursing graduates; 20 licensed practical nurses.
2001, first five months -- 52 registered nurses, 90 per-diem nurses (including 56 Forum striking nurses), 18 new graduates and 19 licensed practical nurses.
Total HMHP registered nurses -- 1,199.
2001 turnover rate -- less than 1 percent.
Total employee hours worked, first five months of 2001 -- 695,000.
Total mandatory overtime hours for all employees -- 1,091.
Percentage of mandatory overtime, all employees -- 0.3 percent.
Source: Humility of Mary Health Partners