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  October 23, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Hospital Stands By Nurses in Harassment Trial

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

As a high-profile violence-against-nurses case goes to trial in New York State, a hospital stands by its nurses. It should come as no surprise that the hospital has earned a long list of quality accolades. >>>

 

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Soap, Swabs Slash Infection Rates by 44%

Bloodstream infections, including MRSA, dropped by nearly half in ICU patients who were subjected to daily "universal decolonization" using antimicrobial soap and nasal swabs in a study. >>>

1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots

Despite efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and individual health systems and hospitals that employ them, a third of all healthcare workers avoid getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza. >>>

Exeter Hospital on 'Termination Track'

New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital faces new challenges with the release of a third investigative report, this one threatening its ability to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. >>>

Preventable Error Reporting Hindered by Fear of Reprisal

"As attention to creating a culture of safety in healthcare organizations has increased, so have concomitant reports of retaliation and intimidation targeting staff who voice concern about... deficiencies," says a federal report >>>

Hospitals Losing Workers as Healthcare Jobs Grow

The healthcare sector continues to add jobs to the point that hospital workers are once again eyeing new opportunities and taking them. Hospitals, seeing turnover ratchet up, must focus on employee retention strategies. >>>

Q&A: Mountain States Health CEO on Patient-Centered Care

Dennis Vonderfecht explains his health system's decade-long, award-winning journey toward patient-centered care. Getting there meant shifting away from a staff-centric culture to one that puts patients and their families first. >>>



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News Headlines

A trail of complaints at pharmacy linked to meningitis deaths

WBUR, October 23, 2012

Doctor shortage spreading in US presaged in Las Vegas

Bloomberg, October 23, 2012

Questions for Medicare in meningitis outbreak

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, October 23, 2012

When hiring, it pays to have a nurse's intuition

The New York Times, October 23, 2012

RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers

Business and Legal Resources, October 22, 2012

Sharing data a complicated step for healthcare

SouthCoast Business Bulletin, October 22, 2012

Just about everyone likes their doctor

The Washington Post, October 22, 2012

More doctors leave practices for hospital

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, October 22, 2012

Lapses at big drug factories add to shortages and danger

The New York Times, October 19, 2012

Stressed hospital workers get admitted more for obesity, depression, asthma

Michigan Live, October 19, 2012



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