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Why Do Nurses Join Unions? Because They Can

John Commins

Nurses know they are in high demand. They know they are not easily replaced. They know their skills—for the most part—cannot be outsourced. Because of all that, they know they don't have to tolerate a dysfunctional workplace. >>>


Editor's Picks

How Hospitals Can Save Millions Helping Homeless

Recuperative care projects in Southern California are saving hospitals millions of dollars that they'd otherwise incur keeping repeating patients in acute care beds. At the same time, they're improving care for thousands of homeless people. >>>

CMS's Proposed Hospital Staffing Revisions Get Cool Reception

A rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow changes in the governance structure and medical staffing at hospitals has garnered little support from public comments. >>>

Our Top 12 Online Stories of 2011

As 2011 winds down, we review our most popular online stories of the year. Quality concerns, readmissions, accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, and uncertainty about the future of healthcare all share the spotlight. >>>

News Headlines

When nurses catch compassion fatigue, patients suffer

The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2012

Nowhere to go, patients linger in hospitals, at a high cost

The New York Times, January 3, 2012

NY bill would require bachelor's degrees for RNs

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Associated Press, December 30, 2011

Geisinger Health to test applicants for nicotine

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2011

GA leads the way in telemedicine

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 29, 2011

Top 10 HIT predictions for 2012

InformationWeek, December 29, 2011

Deal appears to avert nurses’ strike at two NYC hospitals

The New York Times, December 28, 2011

Healthcare workers question some ICU care decisions

Los Angeles Times, December 28, 2011

Harvard study focuses on hospital readmission rates

Winston-Salem Journal, December 28, 2011

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>


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