HealthLeaders Media HR - June 28, 2010 | Stand By Your Employees When Assaults Occur
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Stand By Your Employees When Assaults Occur
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

I've been writing lately about violence in the hospital, and how hospitals should adopt a proactive, preventative zero tolerance towards assaults against employees. We've seen the data. Hospital employees are four times more likely to be assaulted on the job than are employees in most other sectors of the economy. And hospitals must support assaulted employees. [Read More]
  June 28, 2010

Editor's Picks
Make Exit Interviews Valuable for the Hospital and Graduating Residents
Julie McCoy has put together a timely piece about the importance of good exit interviews for medical residents. Many of Julie's ideas apply to other areas in healthcare human resources. For example, take full advantage of the uncensored feedback. You are probably never going to get a better chance to hear "the truth" from an employee than you are during the exit interview. Obviously, an employee who no longer worries about repercussions - whether real or imagined - may well be able to give you the clearer picture of front-line operations. Of course, you should always take that feedback with a grain of salt. The departing employee's perspective might be skewed, but that does not always mean it is inaccurate or invalid. [Read More]
HHS Asks Hospitals to Grant Visitation Rights Now
You may have read that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has asked the leaders of the major hospital organizations to urge their members to not wait for the conclusion of the formal rulemaking process before implementing new rules that would broaden the visitation rights of their patients to include same-sex partners. If you haven't done so already, now would be a good time to ensure that your hospital staff is aware of the impending rules changes, and is ready to implement them. If any staff have personal objections to the new rule, it would be better that you hear about it now. I don't think this is going to be that big of a change for most healthcare providers, many of whom already extend the visiting rights to same-sex partners. [Read More]
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Executives on the Move
SILVER SPRING, MD: ANA Elects New President
Delegates of the American Nurses Association elected Karen Daley, RN, of Boston to serve a two-year term as president of the national nursing organization representing 3.1 million registered nurses. Daley and other nurse leaders were elected during the ANA House of Delegates biennial meeting, which was held June 16-19 in Washington, DC. Daley is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and a past president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association and Massachusetts Center for Nursing. She served as a member of ANA's Board of Directors, and as a director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.[Read More]

ROYAL OAK, MI: Beaumont Hospitals names new COO
K. Bobbi Carbone, MD, of Houston, TX, has been named executive vice president/COO of Beaumont Hospitals, effective July 26. Carbone will be the first physician and first female COO in Beaumont's 55-year history. Carbone comes to Beaumont from Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, where she served as chief clinical operations officer.[Read More]

COVINGTON, KY: St. Elizabeth Healthcare CEO Joseph W. Gross to retire
Joseph W. Gross, president/CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, will retire at the end of 2010 following a 25-year tenure in the top post with the health system. In 2008, Gross led the successful merger of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke Hospitals to form St. Elizabeth Healthcare. [Read More]

MIAMI: Miami Children's Hospital names ethics & compliance officer
April Andrews-Singh, RN, has joined Miami Children's Hospital as vice president/ chief ethics & compliance officer and privacy officer. Before joining MCH, Andrews-Singh was the eastern regional director of compliance for Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. -- now MEDNAX, Inc. Andrews-Singh is an attorney and a registered nurse with clinical experience in neurosurgical critical care.[Read More]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL: Templin named CFO at All Children's Hospital
All Children's Hospital has named Nancy Templin CFO. For the past five years, Templin held leadership positions at Children's Medical Center Dallas, a 404-bed pediatric academic medical center, including senior director for finance/treasury. [Read More]

WINDBER, PA: CEOs named for Windber hospital, research institute
Recently retired CEO Nick Jacobs left as head of Windber Medical Center and its affiliated research institute. Two people will be taking over for Jacobs. The medical center and Windber Research Institute jointly announced their choices: Barbara Cliff of Cheboygan, MI, at the med center and Tom Kurtz of Richland, PA, to lead the research facility. Both executives begin their duties this month. Cliff has been president and CEO of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital-a 96-bed hospital-since 2002.[Read More]

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