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Nurses Win Trust, Leadership Next?
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Nurses are the most trusted professionals in the nation and once again top a list they have dominated for 11 years, according to Gallup's "Honesty and Ethics" survey. Opinion leaders from across the country believe nurses should have greater influence in many healthcare areas—from reducing medical errors to improving efficiency and reducing costs—but that significant barriers continue to block them from fully achieving those goals.[Read More]
December 7, 2010
Editor's Picks

Kathleen Bartholomew: Standing Up to Physician Bad Behavior
For decades, there was a dirty little secret in healthcare. Everyone knew it existed, but no one wanted to talk about it. The secret surrounds rampant bad behavior and bullying. In a supposedly caring profession, some caregivers are not caring at all, to the point that they have made lives miserable and disrupted patient care. Kathleen Bartholomew's strong voice shines a light on the problem. She has made it her life's work to end bullying and bad behavior by physicians and nurses.[Read More]
20 People Who Make Healthcare Better
In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. These are their stories. [Read More]
Get Ready for Union Worksite Soliciting
Healthcare unions have enjoyed tremendous success in the past few years, winning well over 70% of their organizing elections. The National Labor Relations Board may soon ease restrictions against union worksite soliciting during organizing campaigns, a veteran labor relations attorney says. Is your hospital ready?[Read More]
Increased MICU Staffing Saves Lives
Patient mortality can be decreased by reorganization and investment in greater staffing within medical intensive care units, research published in Critical Care Medicine shows.[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]
Webcast: Tactics to Measure Financial ROI for Marketing Efforts
Proving marketing ROI is both critical to do, yet often hard to do. In this economic and competitive environment, the stakes are high—you need to show the efficacy of your marketing dollars through a commitment to measuring your efforts beyond brand awareness. Join HealthLeaders Media on December 13 for this 90-minute Webcast and Q&A to get specific how-to's on demonstrable marketing efficacy with case studies from Chester County Hospital and Fairview Health Services. [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

Hospitals struggle to reduce readmissions for chronically ill
St. Louis Today, December 7, 2010

Nurse and patient, sharing laughter
The New York Times, December 6, 2010

What Disney Can Teach Hospitals About Patient-Centered Care
HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010

Medical Errors Stubbornly Common, Studies Find
HealthLeaders Media, December 2, 2010
Audio Conferences/Webcasts

December 8: Nurse Retention and Workforce Planning: Meaningful Recognition Strategies for Building a Healthy Work Environment
On Demand: Nursing Orientation: Tools and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Engage New Hires
On Demand: Horizontal Hostility in Nursing: Proven Organizational Strategies for Effective Communication and Collaboration
On Demand: Shared Governance in Nursing: Case Studies in Collaborative Decision-Making
On Demand: Prevent HAIs through Evidence-Based Practices

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