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  March 20, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Self-Scheduling a Win for Nurses, Hospitals

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

A Georgia hospital finds a cost-effective staffing solution in a self-scheduling system for nurses. Its key selling points are autonomy for nurses and an end to incentive pay and agency hires for the hospital. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Federal Infection Disclosure Mandates Urged

Surgical site infection rates within the nation's hospitals are largely a secret, with public reporting required by only eight states, says a new Johns Hopkins University report. It urges greater transparency. >>>

Lab Leads with Team-Based Vision

The head of laboratory clinical services at an Ohio medical center illustrates the dramatic downstream effect that efficient lab work can bring to the tough problem of providing the right care at the right time, with as little waste as possible. >>>

Parkland Dismissals Linked to Patient Safety, Accountability

Over the past three months, at least 75 employees at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas have been among staff "encouraged to leave" in a widespread shakeup at the much-maligned hospital system. >>>

Your Hospital is Not Invisible

It doesn't matter if your hospital is in midtown Manhattan or Manhattan, KS. It doesn't matter how many beds you have or how high you scored with HealthGrades. If you've got problems, you'd better be prepared with answers. >>>



Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance heads, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



News Headlines

U.S. healthcare workforce larger than ever

NPR, March 20, 2012

Low vaccination rates trigger fears

The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2012

CA court rules nurses can give anesthetics

The San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2012

Stakes high for hospital service

Detroit News, March 19, 2012

4 Tech Success Strategies for Hospitals

HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2012

When ICU beds are scarce, doctors' goals change

Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2012

Home healthcare profits up

USA Today, March 16, 2012

Quality, cost of medical care vary widely in CA

Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2012

MRSA Meets its Match in Certified Infection Preventionists

HealthLeaders Media, March 14, 2012

Peace Corps partnership to place docs, nurses in developing countries

The Boston Globe, March 14, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

Strategic Physician Recruiting

 

Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together



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