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Nurse Bullying's Corrosive Effect on Colleagues Confirmed

John Commins

Bullying in the workplace has a corrosive effect on the morale and job satisfaction of not only the intended victim, but also on the nurses who witness the maltreatment of a colleague, a Canadian study shows. >>>


Editor's Picks

Parkland Reorg Designates Interim Leaders

A shakeup of the senior leadership team at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas leaves five of the top six positions filled with interim appointees as the search for a permanent CEO continues. >>>

Goodbye, Physician Relations; Hello, Business Growth

When a Texas health system realized it needed to drive up volume in order to remain competitive, it looked to re-tool its physician relations strategy. If this model takes off, physician liaisons could soon be a thing of the past. >>>

CHIME Certification Gives HIT Leaders a Boost

Challenged to keep up with healthcare's accelerating technological pace, information technology leaders turn to the world's only program for certifying healthcare CIOs, offered by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. >>>

Geriatric Care Model Centers on Nurse Leadership

The Nurses Improving Care to Healthsystem Elders program, which aims to add geriatric-specific resources to the nurses' practice, is built around advanced learning and nurse leadership. It could be an effective model for improving hospital quality and safety for older adults, a study suggests. >>>

To Cut Costs, Motivate Nurses, Take a Cue From Airlines

An online scheduling tool and a points-based rewards program helped a Georgia hospital resolve its ongoing staffing problems, cut nursing costs, and improve morale. >>>

News Headlines

Tech in NH hepatitis C case worked in multiple states

San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press, July 23, 2012

Nurses can provide anesthesia, CO court rules

Ventura County Star / Associated Press, July 23, 2012

When medical informatics clashes with medical culture

InformationWeek, July 20, 2012

Abington Health, Holy Redeemer call off merger

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2012

Hospital's heavy lifting lightens load on nurses

USA Today / The Tennessean, July 20, 2012

Another round of OH hospital mergers?

The Plain Dealer, July 19, 2012

After boy's death, hospital alters discharge procedures

The New York Times, July 19, 2012

Opinion: Don't get sick in July

The New York Times, July 19, 2012

A cardiac model for resuscitating healthcare

The Atlantic, July 18, 2012

Primary care especially unrewarding for women doctors

Forbes, July 17, 2012

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Webcast: 2 Proven Strategies to Reduce Nurse Labor Costs

Date: July 24, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
How do you reduce nurse labor expenses—one of the top expenditures at every hospital—without sacrificing quality of care? Learn how to optimize nurse schedules for maximum cost savings, create a deep float pool, and drastically cut the need for staffing agency nurses. Nurse leaders from St. Francis Hospital and other industry experts provide proven tactics in this customized webcast. >>>

Webcast: 4 Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation. >>>

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Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>


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