Healthcare News & Insights

Healthcare staffing is a big challenge for hospitals due to increasing competition for medical professionals and health IT staff. Learn the top tips from staffing experts here.

How to retain baby boomer nurses during a nurse shortage

Much of the focus during the country’s nursing shortage has been on recruiting millennials and new graduates. But those recruitment efforts are only half the battle. Retaining baby boomer nurses who already have the skills and experience you want at your hospital should be a priority. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a […] [MORE]

Strategies to improve HCAHPS scores in 2018

Healthcare facilities are being held to the same standards as the hospitality industry – where the patient experience is key. Since HCAHPS scores affect hospital reimbursements, excellent service remains at the forefront of patient care. Exemplary patient care equals financial stability and a good reputation for the hospital. In this guest post, Shari Dingle Costantini, […] [MORE]

Physician performance: Keys to giving better feedback & addressing issues

When your doctors are performing better, so is your hospital. But waiting for a yearly performance review to give providers feedback isn’t always the best way to make sure they take your words to heart, especially since an incident you bring up may be just a hazy memory by the time the review rolls around. 

Low nurse staffing may cost your facility millions of dollars

The nurse shortage may be affecting your bottom line in more ways than one. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a staffing company that specializes in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals, explains how inadequate nurse staffing may be adversely affecting your readmission rates and what you can do about it.

Female doctors have high rates of burnout: Here’s why

Studies show women make excellent physicians, but they experience burnout at higher rates than their male colleagues. Female doctors also have higher rates of depression than average – so what’s going on? 

Hospitals ranked by employee satisfaction: Why certain facilities stand out

For a hospital to be high-performing, it must employ good workers who are engaged in the hospital’s mission and goals. But competent staff can be tough to find and retain. Although many facilities have placed effort into improving patient satisfaction, looking at employee satisfaction isn’t as common. However, it’s essential to attracting good people. 

Hospitals face hiring issues: How to respond

If it’s been harder for you to find quality staff at your hospital for all levels, whether it’s fellow executives or front-line nursing staff, you’re not alone. Hospitals are currently experiencing high levels of turnover. That, combined with a smaller talent pool, has made hiring difficult. 

Overtime: New legal challenges could affect your hospital

Overtime has been a consistent part of hospital staffing for decades. The debate still rages on about whether having clinical staff work long shifts is more beneficial or dangerous to patients. And now, some recent legal challenges are bringing the issue to the forefront again for many facilities. 

4 strategies to hire the best health IT pros

There’s a lot of focus placed on recruiting and retaining doctors and nurses in hospitals. But it’s just as important to attract the right kinds of professionals in other areas as well – particularly in your facility’s IT department. 

Volunteers go the extra mile to prevent patient loneliness

Volunteers are an essential part of daily operations at many hospitals. While typical volunteer activities involve minimal interaction with patients, some facilities are having their volunteers take extra steps to engage with elderly patients in an attempt to improve the patients’ recovery and outcomes. 

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