Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Medical care in the air: City to use drones for some 911 calls

    In September, a 911 call about a cardiac arrest in Clemmons, N.C., might be answered by a drone lugging an automated external defibrillator, KFF Health News reported July 22. 
  • Butler Memorial speaks out on treating former president after assassination attempt

    Leaders at Butler (Pa.) Memorial Hospital had a very "compacted timeframe" to prepare for its role in treating former President Donald Trump after an assassination attempt July 13, Thomas Chakurda, chief marketing officer of Independence Health, the system that owns the hospital, told Becker's. 
  • 90% of excess deaths attributed to COVID since 2020

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been 1,277,697 more deaths in the U.S. than anticipated, and almost 90% of these excess deaths were directly attributable to COVID infections, according to a study published July 18 in the American Journal of Public Health.
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • AHA urges CMS to reconsider proposed organ transplant access model

    The American Hospital Association is urging CMS not to implement a proposed mandatory payment model meant to increase access to organ transplants, saying it is constructed in a way that may exacerbate inequalities and add "unnecessary disruption" to the transplant ecosystem. 
  • 7 hospitals get brain tumor certification from Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission has granted certifications in brain tumor care to seven hospitals in the U.S., the organization shared with Becker's.
  • Fewer nurses want to leave profession, 3 reasons some still do

    The number of nurses planning to leave their workplace dropped year-over-year, according to a study published July 18 in JAMA Network Open.
  • Vaccination reduces risk of long COVID: Study

    Patients vaccinated against COVID-19 were less likely to develop long COVID following infection, regardless of changes in the virus over time, according to a study published July 17 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

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  • WellSpan wins AHA's quest for quality prize

    The American Hospital Association named York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health the nation's top system for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. 
  • A delay in hospital closure is posing patient safety risks, execs say

    An ongoing exodus of healthcare workers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel is posing risks to patient safety "in the very near future," Politico reported July 17.
  • Experts weigh nurses practicing before NCLEX results

    Amid a nationwide push to educate, train and hire more nurses at the bedside, and faster, Rhode Island passed a law that allows new nurses to practice before their NCLEX results are known. But patient safety is a concern.
  • Nurse self-scheduling makes a comeback

    Self-scheduling has emerged as an increasingly popular option for hospitals and health systems to provide nurses with greater flexibility. However, the concept is not entirely new. 
  • How virtual nursing is empowering care teams 

    As a bedside nurse turned nursing informaticist, I see firsthand the toll that demanding workloads, long shifts, and lack of leadership support take on our amazing nurses. The American Nurses Foundation reports that over half of nurses experience burnout, forcing hospitals to rethink how they deliver care and support their frontline heroes. It's about time. 
  • COVID did not increase susceptibility to other respiratory diseases: Report

    Prevalence of infections like asthma, COPD and pneumonia fell in 2023 compared to 2019, suggesting that there was no increased susceptibility in catching these infections post-pandemic, according to new findings published July 16 in Epic Research.
  • 3 things that get in the way of hospital hurricane preparedness

    Experts are warning hospital leaders at facilities near the Atlantic Ocean to take additional steps this year to ensure hurricane preparations are intact and enhanced, amid what is anticipated to be the worst hurricane season on record.
  • Drug-resistant infections up 20% from 2019-22: CDC

    Six bacterial antimicrobial-resistant hospital-onset infections have increased by a combined 20% since 2019, a CDC report found. 
  • 1st nurse inducted into international society

    Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, dean of the Hempstead, N.Y.-based Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, is the first nurse to be inducted into the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.
  • 10 years, 4 lessons learned from Northwell's internal staffing agency

    Northwell Health's staff program has saved the system $200 million and brought in thousands of employees in the last 10 years.
  • Indiana school achieves 100% NCLEX pass rate

    Seventy-six graduates of Indiana Wesleyan University attained a perfect pass rate of the National Council Licensure Examination in the first half of 2024. 
  • Best nursing schools by state

    Nursing profession advocate RegisteredNursing.org has ranked the best nursing licensing programs by their National Council Licensure Examination-RN pass rates.
  • Nurse triage in 911 call centers drops ambulance dispatches by 41%

    A District of Columbia program that placed nurses in 911 call centers to triage non-life-threatening calls resulted in a drop of ambulance dispatches from 97% to 56%.

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