Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • California bill could extend hospital stay for violent offenders

    California is considering a bill that would allow people with severe mental illness who commit violent crimes to be held in a state mental hospital for up to 30 days instead of only five, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Mar. 4.
  • Patient dead, 2 injured after ambulance accident

    On March 3, an ambulance en route to a University of Kentucky hospital struck a guardrail and flipped over. The patient being transported died, and two EMTs were injured, police told local news outlets. 
  • RaDonda Vaught to speak at CommonSpirit safety event

    RaDonda Vaught is scheduled to speak at a session on systems thinking and patient safety. Nurses who attend the March 12 event, hosted by Chicago-based CommonSpirit, are eligible to earn continuing education credits. 
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • Preparing physicians to treat a disease that was once eradicated

    Once eliminated from the U.S., measles appears to be making a comeback, with 41 cases reported so far in 2024. That amount is already more than half of the total number of cases reported in 2023, according to CDC data.
  • Virus levels still high in 26 states: CDC

    As respiratory virus season's effect on the nation's healthcare system wanes, 26 states are still seeing high levels of activity, according to the CDC's latest update, which reflects data through the week of Feb. 24. 
  • Allina plans to establish RN residency

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health is tackling the nursing shortage through various long-term initiatives, including improved orientation programs, developing initiatives for nurse leadership and establishing an RN residency program.
  • CDC drops 5-day COVID-19 isolation guidance

    The U.S. is seeing fewer hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 with the addition of more tools to manage it, like vaccines and medication. In updated respiratory virus guidance published March 1, the CDC stated "it is no longer the emergency that it once was," prompting the agency to drop previous isolation guidance and simplify other recommendations.
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

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  • Christus clinical chief's leadership lessons from legendary basketball coach

    Sam Bagchi, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, has taken a page out of legendary Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight's leadership playbook to achieve greatness amid digital transformation.
  • Boston U accelerator funds vaccine for infant sepsis

    CARB-X, a Boston University-led nonprofit that funds projects that focus on antimicrobial stewardship, awarded $467,000 to GlyProVac to develop a maternal vaccine that could prevent sepsis in infants, according to a Feb. 29 news release.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals expands lifestyle medicine program

    NYC Health + Hospitals' lifestyle medicine program has expanded to a fifth hospital, the New York City-based system said March 1.
  • Weight loss drugs not a solution to rising obesity rates: WHO researchers

    There are now more than 1 billion people are now classified as 'obese' worldwide, according to a March 1 update from the World Health Organization. But the rise of anti-obesity medications like Ozempic and Mounjaro should not be considered a solution, experts say.
  • Flu shot effectiveness data is in: What to know

    Preliminary estimates show the flu vaccine is offering moderate protection against severe illness and hospitalizations this season, according to a new CDC report.
  • California nurses use billboard to voice opposition to hospital sale

    Nurses at Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center launched a billboard campaign against the sale of the hospital to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, according to a Feb. 26 National Nurses United news release.
  • Cone Health commits $3M to weapons detection expansion

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has invested in a weapons detection system as part of a $3 million package to bolster security in its emergency department and some of its public entrances at various hospitals, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  • Nursing group quells concerns as Billings Clinic anesthesia contract expires

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic's has moved away from using contracted anesthesia providers to create its own anesthesia department, causing some concern around how the health system will attract physician anesthesiologists.
  • Ultra-processed foods linked to 30+ adverse health conditions

    Consuming more ultra-processed foods has been directly linked to more than 32 adverse health conditions including several cardiometabolic conditions, mental disorders, and mortality outcomes, new research published Feb. 28 in the British Medical Journal found.
  • Care quality, safety 'worse than expected' during COVID-19 PHE: CMS

    A new CMS report reveals disparities in care quality and patient safety within U.S. hospitals before and during the pandemic, finding "a large proportion of measures had worse than expected performance." 
  • Top paying metropolitan areas for 6 nurse specialties

    Most of the top paying metropolitan areas for nurse specialties are located in California, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • CDC recommends spring COVID booster

    CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, has approved a recommendation from the agency's advisory committee for adults over 65 to receive an updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose this spring.
  • Hospital staff experience workplace aggression every 40 hours

    Hospital staff members experience 1.17 aggressive events — verbal and/or physical — for every 40 hours worked, with more aggression events occurring when staff have significantly greater numbers of patients assigned to them, a recent study found.

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