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Curbing ED Dangers Requires Strong Leadership

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

Emergency department nurses get kicked, slapped, pushed, spit on, and yelled at every day. They need crisis prevention training and supportive leaders to stay safe from violence. >>>


Editor's Picks

Some Nurses Blue Over Color-Coded Uniform Policy

The Minnesota Nurses Association has filed a grievance against Allina Hospitals & Clinics over a color-coded uniform requirement. The health system says it has patients in mind, but does the policy violate labor contracts? >>>

CLABSI Rates Down 32%, Says CDC

For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control has released state-level, standardized infection ratio figures for central line-associated bloodstream infections in all 50 states. >>>

Henry Ford Health System's Bold Goal to Cut Harm in Half

All hospitals have patient safety programs meant to reduce harm. Henry Ford Health System in Detroit set a system-wide goal to cut harm events by 50%. It had to overcome arguments about preventability and feasibility, and now shows quantifiable improvements. >>>

Slideshow: Meet the HealthLeaders 20

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. Meet them all in this image gallery.  >>>

LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

News Headlines

CABG Readmissions Data Added to CA Outcome Reports

HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2012

Asthma initiative reduces ER visits with healthcare home visits

The Atlantic, April 24, 2012

How Hospitals Can Save Water and Big Bucks Too

HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

Infection Control's 78% Solution

HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2012

Feds Urge Cuts in Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Seniors

HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2012

Peter Orszag: Washington fighting wrong healthcare battle

Delaware Online, April 19, 2012

Drug Shortages Taking 'Tremendous Toll'

HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2012

Reports of drug thefts at MN hospitals have soared

Star Tribune, April 19, 2012

Patient data missing for 315,000 Emory Healthcare patients

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 19, 2012

As Joplin Rebuilds, Admissions 'Strong'

HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2012

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>


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