Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. >>>
While public health nurses report high levels of job satisfaction, they are "extremely unsatisfied" with their salaries, lack education and training resources, and don't see opportunities to grow into leadership roles, survey data shows. >>>
A hospital's low 30-day mortality rates for three key diagnoses might be an indicator of good survival rates for patients who receive hospital treatment for other conditions as well, researchers say. >>>
A U.S. House subcommittee's review of proposals to improve the Medicare program focuses on three recommendations, but simultaneously restructuring the benefit design, maintaining the average value of benefits, and producing Medicare savings will not be simple. >>>
The deal to buy Vanguard will expand Tenet's footprint to 30 markets across 16 states. Charlie Martin, Vanguard's founder, chairman, and CEO, will join Tenet's board of directors, and Keith Pitts, Vanguard's vice chairman, will serve Tenet as vice chairman. >>>
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is only now putting a spotlight on the good work that's been going on in community health programs for decades. This week, five hospital-led collaboratives will be recognized for their work. >>>
The final rule on exemptions from the individual shared responsibility payment penalty mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act identifies nine categories. Less than 2% of Americans are expected to qualify for exemption, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. >>>
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