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HCPro Announces Nursing Image Awards
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Karen Hill started out at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY, as a teenage candy striper. Today, she's a visionary vice-president and chief nurse executive and winner of the 2010 HCPro Nursing Image Awards: Image of Nursing in Leadership.[Read More]
 
November 16, 2010
 
Editor's Picks

Nurses' Role in Primary Care Access Critical, But Constrained
My colleague, Cora Nucci, writes about how loosening the restrictions on nurse practitioners will help ease the pressure on primary care, particularly in rural communities. Restrictive state regulations should be amended to enable nurse practitioners to take on a greater role in serving the primary care needs of rural Americans.[Read More]
It's Good to Be in Healthcare
HealthLeaders Media HR editor John Commins shines a light on why it's good to be part of our chosen profession of healthcare. Numerous surveys show that physicians, highly skilled clinicians, and healthcare executives in the United States are the most highly compensated class of workers on the planet. Despite all the ululating about shrinking reimbursements and the impact of federal healthcare reform, and any of a number of financial icebergs out there, let's acknowledge that it's good to be in healthcare, Commins says. [Read More]
12 Hospitals Fined for 'Immediate Jeopardy' Violations in CA
Under laws that are the nation's toughest, California has announced 14 penalties against a dozen hospitals where caregivers put patients in "immediate jeopardy" of harm by committing errors such as failing to remove surgical sponges, metal retractors, drill bits, guide wires, and a towel.[Read More]
Reform's Bright Side: You Get to Reinvent How Care is Delivered
Despite all the storm clouds on the horizon, there is a silver lining to healthcare reform, says Philip Betbeze, HealthLeaders Media's leadership editor. The industry is about to find out, as so many others have, that offering a quality product or service at a competitive cost means your services will always be in demand, and that eventually, you'll be paid fairly for them.[Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Register today]

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NurseLeaders Forum

5 Tips for Building Nurse Excellence, Outcomes
Nurse professionals can use these tips to develop leadership, empowerment, exemplary practice, knowledge, innovations, and empirical outcomes within nursing care.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Medicare Advantage Demo to Use Financial Incentives to Boost Quality
HealthLeaders Media — November 15, 2010

Washington Hospital Center nurses to strike (DC)
Washington Business Journal — November 12, 2010

Analysis: Americans make slow return to doctor's offices
Reuters — November 12, 2010

Increasingly, nurses facing violence on the job
The Philadelphia Inquirer — November 11, 2010

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