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New Nurses Find Jobs Scarce in Poor Economy
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
For years, healthcare touted nursing as a recession-proof job. Across the country, hospitals are cutting back on hiring, nurses are adding more shifts or delaying retiring, and the nursing vacancies that once gave HR recruiters grey hairs are a thing of the past (at least for now).[Read More]
November 30, 2010
Editor's Picks

Let's Pull the Plug on Office Holiday Parties
My colleague, John Commins, writes about a controversial topic this week: office holiday parties. He notes that while the justifications for a holiday party usually include a sincere expression of appreciation for employees' hard work throughout the year, any party that comes with a tacit list of do's and don'ts that is longer than the healthcare reform bill is no fun at all.[Read More]
House Vote Delays SGR Cuts
With just a day to spare, the House of Representatives has avoided a Medicare meltdown by approving a one-month delay in its scheduled 23% cut to physicians' Medicare fees as defined by the sustainable growth rate formula. The Senate took similar action earlier this month.[Read More]
10% of Family Docs Mull Shuttering Over Medicare Cuts
More than one in 10 family physicians may close their offices if Medicare slashes payments next year, according to an online survey of American Academy of Family Physicians members who have an ownership stake in their medical practices.[Read More]
Norton Healthcare, Humana Launch ACO Pilot
The Louisville Accountable Care Organization pilot, one of five such sites in the nation, was designated by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. [Read More]
Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat.[Read More]
Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]
HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Register today]

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NurseLeaders Forum

5 Tips for Building Nurse Excellence, Outcomes
Nurse professionals can use these tips to develop leadership, empowerment, exemplary practice, knowledge, innovations, and empirical outcomes within nursing care.[Read More]
Nursing Headlines

Use of CT scans is increasing, raising questions
The Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2010

Baldrige Quality Award Goes to Advocate Good Samaritan
HealthLeaders Media, November 29, 2010

Eurhythmics may cut risk of falls
The New York Times, November 29, 2010

Missouri hospital to stop hiring smokers
Bloomberg Businessweek, November 24, 2010
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