Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • A paradox in longevity: More years with more sickness for American adults

    Illness and disease are common with age, but new research suggests that U.S. adults are now spending more time in their life sick than well, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 17.
  • New strain of drug-resistant bacteria identified

    A new strain of multidrug resistant Pseudocitrobacter bacteria has been identified by researchers. The novel strain was resistant to seven different classes of antibiotics, according to the data, published Jan. 17 in The Journal of Hospital Infection.
  • The nursing school with highest NCLEX pass rate in every state

    Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico and Wisconsin were the only states with nursing programs that had a perfect score, according to a registerednursing.org ranking.
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • 35 states where respiratory virus levels remain high

    Thirty-five states are experiencing high or very high respiratory virus activity, according to the CDC, despite a recent dip in flu hospital admissions and a slower increase in the rate of new COVID-19 hospitalizations.
  • How effective 17 strategies are for staff retention, per nurse leaders

    Nurse leaders said allowing days off when necessary and listening and responding to feedback from nurses were the two most effective strategies for improving staffing at their organization, according to an American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation's study.
  • UVA Community Health names chief nursing officer

    Michelle Strider, BSN, RN, was appointed chief nursing officer of Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Community Health.
  • 1 Intermountain hospital's path to reducing CLABSIs by 46%

    Between November 2022 and October 2023, an Intermountain Health hospital prevented 38 central line-associated bloodstream infections, equal to reducing incidences by 46%, according to Heidi Wald, MD. 
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

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  • Measles exposure reported at Missouri hospital

    Health officials in Clay County, Mo., issued an exposure warning Jan. 12, after confirming an active measles case in a resident of Liberty, a suburb 15 miles outside of Kansas City.
  • No reported injuries in Alaska hospital shooting

    There are no reported injuries following a Jan. 14 active shooter situation at Dillingham, Alaska-based Kanakanak Hospital, managed by Dillingham-based Bristol Bay Area Health Corp., according to a Jan. 14 news release shared with Becker's.
  • Dips in COVID, flu metrics may not signal peak, experts say: 8 virus updates

    After weeks of rising cases of flu nationally, hospitalizations and positive tests have slightly declined. COVID-19 hospitalizations have also slowed for the first time in weeks, according to CDC data.
  • 12% of nurse leaders plan to leave in next 6 months

    Twelve percent of nurse leaders plan to leave their position in the next six months, according to an American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation study.
  • Pennsylvania hospital cited over sterilization issues

    State officials have cited Penn Medicine's Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital for several health code violations, including failure to ensure sterilization equipment was available for surgeries.
  • COVID-19 tied to higher risk of digestive diseases

    Patients who have survived a COVID-19 infection may be at a greater risk of developing digestive diseases, according to research published Jan. 10 in BMC Medicine.
  • How Cone Health is finding its 'true north'

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health had a $100 million financial turnaround in 2023 — and that was not by chance.
  • Oklahoma U 1st in state to offer new fertility, tissue freezing procedure

    Oklahoma University Health, located in Norman, is the first in the state to offer a tissue freezing procedure to promote fertility, the system announced Jan. 4.
  • A look at Houston Methodist's plan to 'unburden' the nurse workload in 2024

    Hospital leaders are acutely aware of the fragility of the nation's nursing workforce, with findings from a survey analysis published last spring showing 800,000 nurses intend to exit the field by 2027. 
  • HCA Mission Hospital hit with immediate jeopardy warning

    HCA Healthcare's Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., is at risk of losing CMS funding after a preliminary survey by inspectors found aspects of care that threatened patient health and safety, resulting in an immediate jeopardy warning, the Asheville Watchdog reported Jan. 11.
  • Nurse leaders' top challenges: Survey

    Staff retention and emotional well-being of staff were the top two challenges nurse leaders face, according to an American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation's study.
  • How Henry Ford's ED nurses are boosting sepsis detection

     As the Biden administration calls on hospitals to do more to reduce sepsis deaths, Henry Ford Health in Jackson, Mich., has started involving its emergency department nurses more in detection practices, the American Medical Association reported Jan. 11.
  • Philadelphia measles outbreak touches another hospital

    Between 20 and 30 individuals were possibly exposed to measles at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Del., CBS News reported Jan. 11. It is the latest in a series of exposure warnings and transmissions of the infection from an index case that originated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and resulted in eight confirmed cases.

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