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  March 27, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Don't Take Low Nurse Turnover Rates for Granted

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The nursing shortage is over, for now, but nurse leaders should not stop striving to improve the work environment, to retain their nurses, and to prepare for the next workforce shortage. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

IOM: Medical Disaster Planning 'Rudimentary at Best'

Years after lessons gleaned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, health systems and government agencies are ill-prepared to grapple with major medical catastrophes, says a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>

Social Media Intrusions Violate Employee Privacy

When do the legitimate concerns of employers verifying the claims of job applicants crash against the privacy wall? When employers ask potential hires to provide passwords to their accounts on Twitter and Facebook. >>>

Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest

The federal government's decision to withhold about $600 million in funding for primary care community health centers will have a disproportionately hard effect on rural Americans. It seems remarkably short-sighted. >>>



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News Headlines

TX hospital won’t hire very obese workers

The Texas Tribune, March 27, 2012

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

FDA working to trim hospital ’alarm fatigue’

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2012

Hospitals strive to be more congenial

The News Journal of Wilmington / Associated Press, March 26, 2012

Checklist keeps heart failure patients out of hospital

The Tennessean, March 26, 2012

Nurse practitioners, handmaidens no more

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, March 23, 2012

Fighting infection: UW Hospital asking all ICU visitors to wear gowns and gloves

Wisconsin State Journal, March 23, 2012

Nursing shortage in U.S. temporarily over

The Detroit News / Bloomberg, March 22, 2012

More men trading overalls for nursing scrubs

The New York Times, March 22, 2012

IL outpatient facility, nurses fined over improper X-ray machine use

Chicago Tribune, March 21, 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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