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Why Training Nurse Leaders Matters
Rebecca Hendren, Editor
The last thing most hospitals want to do in a time of financial uncertainty is spend money on training and development. But advanced training for nurse leaders yields both quantitative and qualitative benefits. [Read More]
August 16, 2011
Editor's Picks

APRNs Provide Care Equal to Doctors, Review Concludes
Evidence exists that care by advanced practice nurses is at least as good as, and in some cases better than, care provided by physicians, and restrictions on APRN practice and reimbursement should be modified, Johns Hopkins researchers say. [Read More]
PDH: Understaffing a Possible Factor in Deaths at CRMC
Health Management Associates is disputing a report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which says understaffing at Carlisle Regional Medical Center may have played a role in the deaths of at least two emergency department patients in June. [Read More]
Top 10 Reasons For Pediatric Hospitalizations
Respiratory and digestive ailments are among the top conditions leading to hospitalization for persons 17 years old and younger. [Read More]
Show, Don't Tell Patient Experience
Jacksonville Medical Center is ranked in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction, but drawing patient volume from larger hospitals remains a challenge, leaders say. The marketing solution: Showing instead of telling the community why JMC has top patient experience scores. [Read More]
Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics. [Register Today]

Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates
Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation?s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates. [Register Today]

NurseLeaders Forum

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
Hospitals are under intense pressure to reduce their cost of operations as they prepare for an altered healthcare environment requiring higher quality care at a lower price. Here are some tips from a nurse leader. [Read More]

Nursing Headlines

Analysis: Nurses seek voice in staffing levels, citing patient safety
The Patriot-News, August 15, 2011

ER crowding may not slow heart attack care
IReuters Health, August 12, 2011

Outbreak C. difficile strain endemic in Chicago hospitals
Infection Control Today , August 12, 2011

Superbug more common in kids who have used antibiotics
Chicago Tribune/Reuters Health, August 12, 2011

Rise in CT Use in ED Curbs Admissions, Transfers
HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011

Physicians Forecast Hot Winter on Capitol Hill
HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011

Doctors Sue HHS, CMS Over 'Secretive' Payment Committee
HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011

How Debt Ceiling Shenanigans Could Damage Healthcare
HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011


September 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

September 22: Leveraging the Electronic Health Record for Nursing: Support Evidence-Based Practice and Effective Clinical Processes

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement


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