• 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 -
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, nurses reach labor deal

    Nurses at East Stroudsburg, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono reached a three-year contract agreement with management, according to a Pocono Record report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Majority of nurses have been harassed by patients: 5 things to know

    When asked whether they had been harassed by a patient, significantly more nurses — 71 percent — than physicians — 47 percent — said yes, according to a Medscape report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • University of California workers picket for new contract at hospital campuses statewide

    Unionized University of California employees picketed Thursday outside UC San Diego Health's main hospitals in La Jolla and Hillcrest, and at various other UC locations throughout the state, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Former Detroit Medical Center employee claims firing was retaliation for union activities

    Detroit Medical Center union officer Donna Stern alleges she was fired last month in retaliation for her involvement in contract negotiations.   By Kelly Gooch -
  • Demand for Nurses is Rising. Are You Scared? You Should Be!

    A recent blog post from Select International discusses managing the predicted increase in demand for nurses in the near future.  By Staff -
  • Sodexo employees at Tenet hospital in California set to strike Thursday

    Sodexo workers at Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital and Medical Center — a member of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare — were set to strike Thursday amid efforts for a labor deal, according to the union.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Is your health system prepared to respond to an employer RFP?

    In their continuing quest to reduce costs and improve health outcomes for employees, employer plan sponsors are looking beyond traditional ASO contracts with health plans to new models, including direct contracting options with health systems. For progressive health systems, this represents an important opportunity for volume, revenue and margin growth. By Peter Bresler, Health System Consulting Practice Leader; Jessica Jones, Health System Consulting Practice Operations Manager; Jackie Merola, Consultant - Willis Towers Watson -
  • UPMC McKeesport nurses vote down SEIU decertification: 6 things to know

    Service Employees International Union will continue representing nurses at UPMC McKeesport (Pa.) after an attempt to decertify the union was unsuccessful, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Michigan Nurses Association meets with hospital over elimination of highly-skilled crisis nursing unit

    Representatives from the Michigan Nurses Association will meet with officials from Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Borgess Medical Center Thursday to discuss the implications of the hospital's crisis nursing department closure, according to mlive.com.  By Leo Vartorella -
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center nurses picket over staffing, patient care

    At least 100 nurses picketed Monday at Dignity Health's St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco amid concerns about staffing, according to the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Four trends to watch in healthcare recruiting

    Healthcare Talent Shortage Persists  By Liza Palermo, Co-Founder of Recruitment Brand IQ -

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