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    For many women in healthcare, sexual harassment is a workplace reality that can come from peers, superiors and patients, NBC News reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  • What’s your “pickle?”

    Why nurse leaders should focus on employee happiness  By April Hansen, Vice President of Clinical Services, Aya Healthcare -
  • Dignity Health workers protest amid pending CHI merger

    Healthcare workers protested across California Tuesday at facilities owned by San Francisco-based Dignity Health, including Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz and Mercy Hospital Southwest in Bakersfield.   By Kelly Gooch -
  • Baystate Franklin schedules 3-day lockout to coincide with planned nurse strike: 6 things to know

    Nurses at Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center will not be able to return to work for three days if they go on strike as planned Feb. 28, according to a Greenfield Recorder report.   By Kelly Gooch -
  • Protests begin at Kaiser Permanente hospitals across California: 7 things to know

    Healthcare workers began protesting Feb. 14 at hospitals owned by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Can Amazon fix Healthcare? Maybe

    A recent blog post from Select International predicts the effects of Amazon's recent health alliance on the healthcare industry.  By Staff -
  • Hospitals and unions: 12 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following events related to hospital-union relationships — including contracts, protests and elections — since Jan. 26.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Baystate Franklin nurses set strike date: 5 things to know

    Nurses at Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center plan to strike Feb. 28 if a contract agreement is not reached with management, according to the Massachusetts Nurses Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • US hospitals increasingly recruiting nurses from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico: 5 things to know

    A national nursing shortage has caused hospitals and health systems to recruit personnel from other countries. However, since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island last year, the most promising pipeline for nursing staff has come from Puerto Rico, according to CNNMoney.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Diversity in the workplace: A principle-driven approach to broadening the talent pool

    The business case for diversity, equity, and inclusivity in any organization, in any industry, is compelling; it’s backed by the personal stories we hear in our everyday lives and on the news—and it’s backed by data.  By Dan Burton, Leslie Hough Falk, and Linda Llewelyn -
  • Massachusetts lawmaker offers to mediate labor dispute at Baystate Franklin, hospital opts for direct talks

    Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center said it plans to continue direct negotiations with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, despite an offer of help from U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Viewpoint: CEOs should invest tax cut money in human capital

    Although a number of companies are doling out raises and bonuses this year after the tax cut, more of these organizations should invest these funds in human capital, argues Richard Levin, economist and former CEO of online education company Coursera, in The New York Times.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Assessing your vulnerability: Predict and prepare for your healthcare organization’s next crisis

    Research shows that it’s not if a crisis will occur within your healthcare organization, but when. The majority of these crises tend to be the predictable, preventable, slow burn type events rather than the wildly unpredictable, out-of-left-field type disaster.  By Kristin Mack Deuber, APR, President, KDM Public Relations + Marketing -
  • Hospital workers to support fast-food employees in protest for $15 minimum wage

    Hospital workers will join Detroit fast-food employees Monday as they protest for a $15 per hour wage and union rights, according to a Detroit Free Press report.    By Kelly Gooch -
  • Nurses at Los Robles Hospital get new labor deal

    Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., reached a contract agreement with nurses represented by Service Employees International Union Local 121RN.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Berkshire Medical Center nurses set strike date: 6 things to know

    Nurses at Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Medical Center plan to strike Feb. 27 if a contract agreement is not reached with management, according to the Massachusetts Nurses Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Dignity Health workers plan nearly 30 protests in California

    Healthcare workers at San Francisco-based Dignity Health plan to participate in nearly 30 protests across California beginning this month, according to the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Is Emotional intelligence or Adaptability More Important for Physicians?

    A recent blog post from Select International debates the importance of emotional intelliegence and adaptability in healthcare.  By Staff -
  • Protests scheduled at 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals

    Healthcare workers are set to protest beginning next week at 32 hospitals owned by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, according to the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. SEIU-UHW, which represents more than 55,000 California Kaiser Permanente employees, said in a statement the healthcare workers are protesting what they deem as plans to diminish patient care. The union claims Kaiser Permanente is seeking a 20 percent pay cut for thousands of employees in Fresno, Stockton, Modesto, Manteca and Tracy, and a 10 percent pay cut for workers in Sacramento, Davis and Roseville. It also contends the healthcare giant plans to outsource nearly 300 pharmacy warehouse jobs in Oakland, Livermore and Downey, and move hundreds of jobs at Los Angeles call centers to other areas of California. In a statement to Becker's Hospital Review, Kaiser Permanente Vice President of Communications John Nelson said the union has "launch[ed] loud, false criticism and wage misleading attacks." "That may be their approach now, but it’s certainly not supported by the facts," the statement reads. "For 20 years, we have enjoyed a historically productive labor management partnership that has resulted in improved quality and efficiency, better working relationships, and cemented Kaiser Permanente as a great place to work, and to receive care. We will continue to stay focused on the important work of delivering affordable, high-quality care to our members, and improving the health of the communities we serve." The protests are scheduled between Feb. 14 and March 9. Union officials expect thousands of healthcare employees to participate.       More articles on human capital and risk: University of California workers picket for new contract at hospital campuses statewideFormer Detroit Medical Center employee claims firing was retaliation for union activitiesSodexo employees at Tenet hospital in California set to strike Thursday By Kelly Gooch -
  • SEIU takes aim at high healthcare costs with California ballot propositions: 10 things to know

    California's Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West filed 10 propositions to potentially be voted on in November aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving patient care, according to a Politico.    By Kelly Gooch -

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