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ED Nurses Still Wear a Bullseye for Workplace Abuse

John Commins

There isn't much good news in the latest nationwide survey of workplace violence against emergency department nurses. They rank with cops and prison guards when it comes to on-the-job verbal and physical abuse, and the needle hasn't moved in the last two years. >>>


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Stop Letting Poor Scheduling Bleed Hospital Payrolls

A poorly designed labor scheduling system will end up costing healthcare providers by way of higher absenteeism and turnover, says one human resources expert. She offers tips on effective scheduling, including aligning business needs with workforce needs. >>>

Steward lures 150 doctors tied to Beth Israel

As healthcare competition heats up in Massachusetts, upstart Boston hospital chain Steward Health Care System has lured away 150 doctors affiliated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's physician group by making them an offer so generous that Beth Israel's lawyers question whether its terms amount to illegal kickbacks. >>>

MD to increase primary care health workforce by 25%

Maryland officials have announced a plan to increase the number of primary care health professionals by as much as 25% in the next decade through a wide range of goals that include increased educational opportunities, financial incentives and tort reform. >>>

Intern gap frustrates clinicians in training

Every year, thousands of graduate students in clinical psychology pick the hospitals and clinics where they would like to do yearlong internships. Last year, 937 students, or 24 percent of those who applied, were not accepted by any of the sites they had chosen—and students must complete internships to earn their degrees and venture out into the workplace. >>>

Executives on the Move

LOS ANGELES: Jackiewicz to lead USC Health

USC News, November 14, 2011

WASHINGTON: Harvard Pilgrim CEO Schultz named chair of AHIP board

AHIP Coverage, November 14, 2011

NASHVILLE: Browder named CFO at RegionalCare Hospital Partners

RegionalCare, November 14, 2011

SCRANTON, PA: Regional Hospital names CEO

Scranton Times-Tribune, November 14, 2011

SACRAMENTO: Sutter Health appoints new COO

MarketWatch, November 14, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>

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Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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