• Uncertainty around future of ACA could mean 200k lost healthcare jobs in next year

    Up to 200,000 healthcare jobs may be lost over the next year and employers will scale back investment as they await a clear plan for healthcare reform from President-elect Donald Trump, Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, projected, according to analysis from Bloomberg. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Healthcare adds 28k jobs in November; hospital job growth slows

    The healthcare industry added 28,400 jobs last month, with hospitals contributing just 5,500 to that total, according to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are five things to know. By Heather Punke -
  • Virginia Mason Memorial recruiting for nearly 100 positions

    Virginia Mason Memorial is seeking job candidates for nearly 100 positions at its facilities in Yakima, Wash.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • WellSpan extends restriction against hiring smokers to new facilities

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health's policy regarding hiring smokers will now apply to new employees at Philhaven, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization based in Gretna, Pa., and Lebanon, Pa.-based Good Samaritan Hospital. WellSpan Philhaven joined the health system at the beginning of 2016, and Good Samaritan officially joined WellSpan Health in July 2015.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Antelope Valley Hospital nurses authorize strike

    Registered nurses at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., have voted to authorize a strike over what they say are unfair labor practices and chronic short staffing, according to an announcement from the California Nurses Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Enrollment issues at community college could pinch staffing at San Francisco hospitals

    Staffing at San Francisco hospitals could see changes if a local community college continues to see enrollment decline, reports The San Francisco Examiner.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Midwife with broken fingers delivers baby in ER

    On Thanksgiving morning, a woman seeking treatment for two broken fingers at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., where she's worked as a midwife for 10 years, delivered a baby in the emergency room after a woman arrived in labor, according to The News Tribune. By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Risk adjustment strategy is key to future health plan success

    Much of the recent news around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace has focused on anticipated premium increases for 2017.  By Christina Sung, Product Strategy, Health Fidelity -
  • SEIU plans marches to demand UPMC implement $15 minimum wage sooner

    The Service Employees International Union is targeting Pittsburgh-based UPMC and McDonald's restaurants with marches, demanding $15 minimum wage and union representation, according to Pittsburgh's Action News. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Can you save a bad healthcare culture?

    In a recent blog post, Select International discusses organizational culture and the impact it has on healthcare.  By Staff -
  • 419 Queen of the Valley Medical Center workers vote to unionize

    Four hundred and nineteen service and technical workers at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif., voted by a 3-2 margin to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers, according to a union news release.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Sharp HealthCare nurses cancel strike

    Nurses at San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare have called off plans to strike for three days beginning Monday, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Des Peres Hospital workers vote to cut ties with union

    On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board said nurses at St. Louis-based Des Peres Hospital have voted to no longer be represented by the National Nurses United union, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • 3 things to know about nursing demand by state

    Digital Third Coast, a Chicago-based internet marketing service, recently worked with the nursing program at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., to research state-by-state nursing demand in the U.S.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • An Educational Innovation is Helping Healthcare Achieve its Goals for Nursing

    Registered nurses represent the largest health profession with approximately 3.1 million members, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. There are few, if any, aspects of healthcare delivery that are not dependent on nurses, who in turn substantially impact patient, systems and population outcomes. Yet despite decades of dialogue, advocacy and compelling evidence, educational preparation for professional nursing remains fragmented with only 55 percent of RNs holding a baccalaureate degree or higher.  By F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University -
  • Rx for healthcare’s big headache – Nurse scheduling and staffing

    Ask any nurse or nurse manager about problems at work, and you'll probably hear the same stories: understaffed shifts, floating, unplanned overtime, last-minute schedule changes, imbalances between experienced and novice staff, rushed calls for contingent nurses, scheduling mistakes, gaps in staffing for specialties, and sudden changes in patient volume.  By Dan White, President, Strategic Workforce Solutions, AMN Healthcare -
  • Pulse nightclub shooting survivor driven to nursing after experience at Florida Hospital

    After surviving the largest mass shooting in American history, Pulse nightclub victim Angel Santiago, a 32-year-old used car salesman, was admitted to Florida Hospital Orlando. Mr. Santiago's experience inspired him to pursue a career in nursing. By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park workers vote to unionize

    Hospital workers at Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park (Calif.) have voted to join the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union, an affiliate of the California Nurses Association, according to a CNA announcement.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • El Camino nurses ratify new 3-year contract

    El Camino Hospital has agreed to a new three-year contract with nurses, according to a Los Altos Town Crier report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Volunteer hospital companions ease loneliness for elderly patients: 3 things to know

    UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif., is using companions to help ease isolation for its geriatric patients, according to NPR.  By Kelly Gooch -

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