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2008 News & Features

  • Hospitals Explore Ways to Reduce Nurses’ Stress

    December 3, 2008 - Nancy Dallmann, RN, was having what she described as “a busy, rushed, bad day” in the intensive care unit at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Montana, which is located in the northwest corner of the state, about 20 miles from Glacier National Park. The nurses in the ICU of this 25-bed hospital ca...

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  • Increased Nurse Staffing Leads to Greater Patient Satisfaction

    December 3, 2008 - American patients generally express satisfaction with their hospital stays, and those treated in facilities with a high ratio of nurses to patient days feel more positively about their experience than other patients, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • Hospitals Face Recession Woes

    November 19, 2008 - The escalating credit crisis and it’s ripple effect on the economy in the past months has caused companies to fold, unemployment to rise and retail to falter. While no amount of economic hardship will reduce the medical needs of patients, the impact of the recession is beginning to be felt by U.S. h...

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  • Rising to the Top: AMN Healthcare Helps Women Break through the Glass Ceiling

    November 19, 2008 - Vying for a senior leadership role in any industry requires years of hard work and dedication. However, for women working at California’s top 400 companies, that may not be enough. Half of the state’s largest public companies do not have women in executive offices, according to a report recently rel...

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  • Hospitals Offer Big Incentives to Attract Nurses

    September 22, 2008 - Today's nurses are in great demand and short supply, which has forced hospitals to try innovative incentives to attract new nurses to their facilities and keep their professional caregivers at the bedside. From tuition reimbursements and longevity bonuses to flat screen TVs and mortgage down payment...

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  • Where are the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare?

    September 22, 2008 - What do the Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Pharmacy OneSource in Bellevue, Washington, and architectural firm Caruana & Associates in Long Beach, California, have in common? These diverse organizations have all been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Best Places to Work in...

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  • Hospital Strategies to Reduce Harm from High-Alert Medications

    August 6, 2008 - For over a decade, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has classified some of the most powerful drugs prescribed to hospital patients as "high-alert medications" because of their increased risk to cause serious harm if used or dosed incorrectly.

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  • Freestanding Emergency Departments on the Rise

    May 13, 2008 - Although not the first stand-alone emergency department (ED) in the United States to open and probably not the last, Mount Sinai Medical Center’s facilty in Aventura, Florida, is the latest to follow this new paradigm in the healthcare industry that resembles those used for diagnostic imaging and am...

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  • Sharp Memorial Hospital Achieves Magnet Status

    March 19, 2008 - Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, became one of only 12 hospitals in the state to be awarded Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

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  • Leading Issues Facing Today’s Hospital CEOs

    March 13, 2008 - In its annual survey sent to over 1,000 randomly selected members, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) once again found that financial challenges ranked as the number one concern for hospital chief executive officers (CEO) in 2007.

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