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  February 7, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Designing a Hospital? Ask Nurses First

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Hospitals are increasingly involving nurses in facility design, consulting on everything from the size of patient rooms to the art that hangs on the walls. This not only helps improve patient care; it can also improve staff morale and employee satisfaction. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Engineering a High-Performance Emergency Department

A revamped staffing model for nurses and a boost to physician compensation and accountability are among the operational and clinical improvements documented in our case study of Cambridge Health Alliance's internal transformation. >>>

Healthcare Continues Strong Job Growth

Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show continued growth at a robust pace in the healthcare sector during the month of January, and a medical economist explains why he believes "the healthcare economy is recession-proof." >>>

Hospital HCAHPS Scores Beat Expectations

Hospitals have been scurrying to improve their patient experience scores under Medicare's value-based purchasing rules. Those efforts are paying off, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey responses show. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

ACOs: Tailoring Your Own Solution

This second report in a series of four provides information and insight on ACOs from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures. >>>



News Headlines

Flushing Hospital nurses reach benefits settlement, averting strike

New York Daily News, February 7, 2012

Health secretary to Mayor Landrieu: LSU at fault for hospital cuts

Nola.com, February 7, 2012

Health IT managers say tablets can cause problems

InformationWeek, February 6, 2012

Healthcare's jobs boom

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 3, 2012

UMass hospital system to shed up to 900 jobs

The Boston Globe, February 2, 2012

Rutgers, Duke, Horizon form education partnership for nurses

NJBiz.com, February 2, 2012

Rochester General reassigns nursing staff

The Democrat and Chronicle, February 2, 2012

Thousands of Kaiser workers wage one-day strike

San Jose Mercury News, February 1, 2012



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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
About: Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.  >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

Even the most ardent proponents of outpatient care say its pace of growth may slow, depending on a community's need for integrated care and specific demand for multidisciplinary approaches. >>>

 

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