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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.

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. 

The doctor is out: 4 ways to fill staffing gaps in health care

It’s always a struggle for medical practices to find full-time, quality hires, and the challenge is exacerbated by a serious physician shortage expected to grow worse in the coming decade. This challenge is even harder when you’re trying to fill a temporary position. MaryAnn Stolgitis, VP of operations at a national recruiting and staffing firm, […] [MORE]

5 keys to reducing physician burnout

Physician burnout is an ongoing problem in hospitals. Burned-out doctors have a negative impact on the care a hospital provides. So it’s an issue that healthcare executives must address at their facilities. 

Programs for safe patient handling reduce lifting injuries

Safe patient handling practices are crucial to make sure hospital staff avoid injuries when transporting or lifting patients. New research shows just how critical these protocols are for hospitals in promoting a safer work environment. 

Newest superbug hospitals must worry about

It’s become even more critical for hospitals to get their antibiotic use under control. Here’s why: A new superbug is poised to cause harm to patients, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued a warning to hospitals about the bacteria. 

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