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It's Nurses Week. Get It?
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Too often National Nurses Week is applied as a salve: one week of over-recognition for 51 weeks of under-appreciation. Leaders who "get it" use the week to recognize dedicated professionals who perform a difficult job. They recognize nurses as problem-solving partners. [Read More]
 
May 3, 2011
 
Editor's Picks

Berwick Announces CMS Final Value-Based Purchasing Rules
Donald Berwick, MD, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, has presented the final set of value-based purchasing rules governing how hospitals will be paid for inpatient acute services.[Read More]
3 Myths About Safe Injection Practices
Myths about how to safely inject medications are pervasive among healthcare providers and threaten patient safety, a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention leader says.[Read More]
Healthcare Lingo Hobbled by Political Correctness
This week, my colleague Cheryl Clark writes an illuminating piece on the problems with healthcare semantics. She writes that the Affordable Care Act's penalties and incentives, talk of medical homes, and accountability have set the stage for a linguistic battleground. We're starting to argue about individual words, but perhaps we're forgetting what the fight is about.[Read More]
5 Ways to Energize Your Patient Experience Strategy
Every hospital leader wants to boost patient experience performance scores, and with federal payments soon to be tied to performance, motivation is accelerating. An expert looks beyond amenities and shares strategic tips for elevating the patient experience. [Read More]
Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 11 for a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]
Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]
Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 18 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]

NurseLeaders Forum

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader.[Read More]

Nursing Headlines

MA nurses prep for Friday walkoff
Telegram & Gazette, May 3, 2011

Doctors: 'I'm Sorry' Doesn't Mean 'I'm Liable'
HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2011

ED Physicians Sound Alarm on Overcrowding
HealthLeaders Media, April 29, 2011

FDA Urged to Ban Medical Use of Latex Gloves
HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2011

Hospital Labor Costs Inch Up in Q1
HealthLeaders Media, May 3, 2011

Drug shortages imperil patient care
NPR, May 3, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds

May 5: Enhance Patient Experience and Satisfaction Through Relationship-Based Care

May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era

May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures

May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

June 16: Nurse Residency Programs Facilitate Graduate Nurse Transition into Professional Practice

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