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Retired Nurses Ease a Staffing Crunch, Bolster Budget
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Branching out from traditional staffing models may take some effort, but the dividends will be well worth it. A Michigan nonprofit health system has kept older nurses connected while eliminating its need for agency staffing and increasing the satisfaction of its nurses. [Read More]
September 20, 2011
Editor's Picks

Unhealthy Workers Bloat Hospital Budgets
Hospital workers are not only sicker than the general population, but they spend about 10% more on healthcare services. Leaders must find ways to incent workers to live healthier lives. And they'd better get going. They're playing catch-up. [Read More]
Trauma Survival Study Reveals Racial Disparities
Trauma patients of all races have a better chance of survival if they receive care at a trauma center in a hospital that treats primarily non-minority patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine find. [Read More]
How the Right Words Can Deliver a 6-Figure Payoff
The medical community has understood the importance of hand washing for over a century, yet rates of compliance among healthcare providers are abysmal. This recent study shows that a certain type of signage can spur a dramatic improvement. [Read More]
Joint Commission Top Hospitals List Shuns Academic Medical Centers
In what Joint Commission president Mark Chassin is calling "a wake-up call to larger hospitals," facilities with some of the most prominent national reputations are absent from the list of 405 best in the nation. Meanwhile, a disproportionate number of smaller hospitals are represented, in "recognition that small, rural, and community hospitals can do an excellent job." [Read More]
Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in the current healthcare climate. Without it, future success will be impossible. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. In this 90-minute Webcast, learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics. [Register Today]

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

Flu shot could have prevented nearly half of children's deaths, CDC says
The Boston Globe, September 19, 2011

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Expected to Spike
Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2011

CMS Releases Medicaid RACs Final Rule
The Boston Globe, September 19, 2011

Healthcare Costs Accelerate Slightly
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2011

Fake Doc Pleads Guilty in $1.2M Fraud Scheme
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2011

CFO Exchange: Weighing Expenses Against Quality
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2011

SHSMD: 10 Tips for Strategic Planning
Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, September 16, 2011

ASHHRA: Learn to Live with Lower Medicare Reimbursements
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 15, 2011

ASHHRA: 'Jerk Bosses' Derail Nurse Retention Strategies
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, September 13, 2011


September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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