Nurses named most trusted workers for 14th year in a row

For the 14th consecutive year, nursing was rated as the most trusted profession in the Gallup poll for Honesty/Ethics in Professions in 2015. By Brian Zimmerman -

Hospitals and unions: 12 recent conflicts, agreements

The following is a roundup of recent events pertaining to hospital-union relationships, including strikes, legal battles, rallies and new contract agreements. All events were reported since April 1, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

What are the best online master's programs in nursing?

Today, many prospective nursing students choose to pursue a degree online due to the flexibility it provides in schedule and in terms of location.  By Kelly Gooch -

Employer outreach: The key to improving payer mix

Imagine going to an electronics store where 33% of the customers pay the full price of $600 for a laptop computer while a select 40% pay just $480 – and a lucky 16% pay just $336 for the identical product. How would the retailer survive when more than half of the customers are getting such steep discounts?  By Yale Miller -

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth workers ratify new contract: 6 things to know

Healthcare workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (Mass.), represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, ratified a new contract with management April 26, the union said.  By Kelly Gooch -

West Va. University Medicine seeks 1k new healthcare workers ahead of facility expansion

Morgantown, W.Va.,-based West Virginia University Medicine is looking for new hires to support its expanding facilities, according to Metro News. By Tamara Rosin -

How to maximize a hospital workforce’s value: Key thoughts on doing more with less

Staffing and workforce management is a huge portion of a hospital’s budget. Now hospitals have the data to make intelligent staffing decisions and create cost-effective systems for better outcomes and an improved bottom line. By Laura Dyrda -

Prime Healthcare reaches labor agreements with 3 Saint Michael's unions: 5 things to know

Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services has reached agreements with three labor unions that represent employees at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., according to an NJBIZ report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard reach tentative union agreement covering more than 3,000 RNs

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.) have reached a tentative agreement with the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement on new three-year agreements covering more than 3,000 registered nurses working at the hospitals.  By Kelly Gooch -

PeaceHealth workers in Oregon ratify 1st union contract: 4 things to know

More than 1,000 PeaceHealth workers at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield, Ore., and Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene, Ore., ratified their first union contract Monday, according to The Register-Guard.  By Kelly Gooch -

Barlow Respiratory Hospital hiring nurses

Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles seeks to hire 15 nurses in May.  By Kelly Gooch -

7 communities picked for federal healthcare job program

The White House has chosen seven communities as pilot sites for its new Health Career Pathways program, a federal initiative aimed at expanding career pathways and connecting Americans to healthcare jobs, according to The Sacramento Bee.  By Kelly Gooch -

Infographic: How can shift work close the healthcare job gap?

The healthcare industry is suffering from a worker shortage, with not enough highly educated physicians and nurses to fill job slots at hospitals, health systems, home health agencies and more. At the same time, there is an increased demand for healthcare professionals.  By Kelly Gooch -

Telemedicine advocates lobby for nurse licensing compacts: 6 things to know

Hospitals and some nursing groups are lobbying state legislators nationwide to no longer require that nurses be licensed in each state they work in, The Wall Street Journal reports.  By Kelly Gooch -

Nurses working night shift for years at higher risk of heart disease, study finds

For female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for five years or longer is associated with a small increase in risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study in JAMA. By Heather Punke -

Nearly 2,800 nurses at Stanford Health Care authorize strike

Thousands of nurses at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.) and Stanford (Calif.) Health Care have voted to authorize their union's leadership to call a strike after failing to reach a deal in three days of mediation with hospital administrators over wages and benefits, according to a report from The Mercury News.  By Kelly Gooch -

Butler Memorial Hospital nurses ratify new contract: 4 things to know

Nurses at Butler (Pa.) Memorial Hospital ratified a new three-year contract with management March 30.  By Kelly Gooch -

330 new jobs expected with new Bostick Nursing Center at Central State Hospital

The new Bostick Nursing Center at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Ga., is expected to offer 330 new jobs, according to a Union-Recorder report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Help wanted: More women innovators in healthcare

Despite the dominant role women play in making healthcare decisions and the fact that they make up 78 percent of the healthcare workforce, the number of women in executive positions at healthcare companies still hovers at a mere 25 percent.  By Michelle Snyder, SVP, CMO, Welltok -

The volume to value shift: Workforce strategies to help your organization remain successful

When it comes to healthcare's recent shift from a volume-to-value focus, many healthcare providers are still looking to understand the full, long-term impacts to their organizations. While it is absolutely critical to educate patients on these upcoming changes, it is just as important to ensure that healthcare providers understand these transformations and are adequately prepared to manage them.  By Max Green -

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