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Stop Requiring Nurses to Work Overtime

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Mandatory overtime is "repugnant to most nurses" says a nursing educator. Fatigue, job dissatisfaction, and high turnover rates are just a few of the consequences. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

LHA Launches Statewide Employee Wellness Campaign

The CEO of the Louisiana Hospital Association wants healthcare workers to be role models in an effort to get residents of the fifth-fattest state to take personal responsibility for improving and maintaining their health. >>>

Hospital Takes on Septicemia, Saves 36 Lives

When data reveals higher-than-expected mortality rates, an Alabama hospital zeroes in on bloodstream infections and launches life-saving changes to its emergency department screening procedures. >>>

Physician Referral Patterns Ripe for Scrutiny

When is a general practitioner's referral of a patient to a specialist an appropriate one that will likely lead to better outcomes, and when is it a categorical waste of money? >>>

Breakthroughs Report: The High-Performing Surgical Program

Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state-of the-art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. Now leaders must find new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy. >>>

Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future. >>>



News Headlines

Highest healthcare pay found in CA, AK

The Business Journals, January 31, 2012

Opinion: Feeling strain when violent patients need care

The New York Times, January 31, 2012

55 percent of nurses overweight or obese

ABC News, January 31, 2012

Super Bowl sanitation: "Washed up" Giants outpoint docs

Forbes, January 31, 2012

Romney tiptoes a fine line on healthcare

The Washington Times, January 30, 2012

Overweight Physicians Display Bias in Obesity Care

HealthLeaders Media, January 27, 2012

Dangerous infections more likely in PICUs than ICUs

Consumer Reports, January 27, 2012

Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

CNNMoney, January 27, 2012

AK healthcare industry booming

Alaska Journal of Commerce, January 27, 2012

Decline in patients cuts nurses' hours and jobs

Dayton Daily News, January 24, 2012



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