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CA Nurse Staffing Law Generates More Debate
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
Nursing unions are angling for mandatory nurse staffing laws, like the one in California. But it's clear that the staffing ratio debate will only heat up as hospitals feel the first effects of value-based purchasing, which puts a price tag on quality and patient experience.[Read More]
July 26, 2011
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Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language
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Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
About: Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery. [Register Today]

NurseLeaders Forum

Patient Classification Systems Address Nurse Staffing Balance
A patient classification system applies an evidence-based approach enabling hospitals to assign, match, and schedule nurses where they are needed the most, experts say. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Nursing teachers from Haiti study U.S. methods at Boston's Regis
The Boston Globe, July 25, 2011

While VA Wrong Surgery Rates Drop, Close Calls Rise
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2011

TN nursing board under scrutiny over discipline case
The Tennessean, July 20, 2011

Hospitals make palliative care a priority
The Washington Post, July 26, 2011

Baystate Health Cuts 354 Jobs
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 22, 2011


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