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As hospital workers, you supported our city when we needed you most.

Now tell us how we can support you.

Just when we need hospital workers the most, people are fleeing the work. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work are conducting the largest survey of Pittsburgh hospital workers ever to better understand why.

This research will investigate the working conditions in Pittsburgh hospitals and provide the Mayor and the city’s leadership and the public an understanding of what our city’s hospital workers face and what can be done about it.

“I’ve always loved being a nurse and never thought about quitting… until now. Something has to change, with unsafe staffing, with hospital workers not having a voice in patient care, with healthcare overall. Every hospital worker needs to take this survey and be heard.

Myra Taylor

Registered Nurse

Hospitals are facing extraordinary challenges and staff are leaving in record numbers. If you are a current or former hospital worker, this is your chance to tell us what it will take to turn things around for you and your coworkers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is conducting this research?

The survey is being conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. The research team conducting this survey has been investigating the working conditions and economic status of hospital workers for several years through the Pittsburgh Wage Study.

Are my responses anonymous?

Yes. The study is required to be anonymous by the academic review board that oversees the study.

How will the survey be used?

The information gathered from this research survey will help the mayor’s transition team make concrete recommendations on how Pittsburgh can address the challenges facing hospital workers.

I’m a healthcare worker, but I don’t work in a hospital. Can I take the survey?

No, this survey is specifically for hospital workers. We realize that all healthcare workers have issues and concerns, but they can vary widely depending on the work setting. This survey is designed to investigate the unique needs of hospital workers.

How can I get more information about the survey and the results?

After you take the survey, you’ll be directed to a sign up form to stay connected with the research team and get more information. Be sure to fill this form out and we’ll stay in touch with you! If you’re not a healthcare worker, but still would like to learn more, email