Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Nurse workforce shows signs of bouncing back

    The nursing workforce is 6% larger in 2023 than in 2019, hinting at a bounce back to pre-pandemic numbers, a study found.
  • Georgia nurse, hospital associations hold workplace violence summit

    The Georgia Nurses Association and the Georgia Hospital Association held the first  Workforce Violence Prevention Summit at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 12 to address the increase of violent jobsite incidents.
  • Most trusted, least valued: How to help nurses

    Despite being the top trusted profession in the U.S. for 22 years running, nurses are the least respected and most stressed, according to experts and national data. 
  • How do care-at-home programs fit into your hospital's strategy?

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  • CDC weighs recommendation for spring COVID booster

    The CDC may recommend an additional COVID-19 booster this spring, but likely only for those who are most vulnerable to the virus, NBC News reported Feb. 15. 
  • Health systems rethink nursing

    Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.
  • The 911 nurse program that saved $500K+ in 1 year

    A California city piloted a nurse triage program for incoming 911 calls that has helped 581 residents and saved over $573,000, ABC affiliate CBS8 reported Feb. 15.
  • Long COVID research gets $515M boost

    The National Institutes of Health will pump an additional $515 million into researching long COVID-19, the agency announced Feb. 13.
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

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  • Hospital CEO resigns after 2 failed inspections, license delays

    On Feb. 14, the CEO of a Pennsylvania hospital announced his resignation as the hospital works to secure a permanent license after two failed attempts and a now-resolved immediate jeopardy designation, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. 
  • Mount Sinai gets $5M to enhance organ preservation before transplants

    New York City-based Mount Sinai health system has received a gift of $5 million that will be used to enhance the preservation of organs, according to a Feb. 13 news release. 
  • 2 test positive for legionella bacteria after Cleveland Clinic Mercy stay

    Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio, is taking proactive measures after two patients tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease after stays at the facility, local news outlets reported Feb. 15. 
  • Inside Hackensack Meridian's strategy to reduce nurse turnover

    The nation has an average nurse vacancy rate of almost 16%, according to the 2023 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report. At Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, however, that figure is 6.5%. The secret, according to one of its leaders: creating a strong culture, investing in nurse leadership development and implementing a strong employee referral program.
  • EMS care varies widely, 1st study of its kind finds

    Forgoing the usual metrics for emergency medical services, researchers evaluated more than 9,000 EMS companies through 11 measures. They found large discrepancies in patient care.
  • Love can save healthcare from the brink. We have the data to prove it

    Health policymakers and legislatures have been arguing about the optimal way to finance healthcare for more than two decades, if not longer. The 2010 landmark Affordable Care Act and debate about “Medicare for All” continue to delight some and infuriate others, even now. Those important discussions will continue unabated.
  • Pediatric illness that declined during pandemic sees sudden uptick in California

    Kawasaki disease, an acute febrile illness that affects children, declined by 50% during COVID-19, but physicians at San Diego, Calif.-based Rady Children’s Hospital have noticed a resurgence, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Feb. 13.
  • Children's biggest source of pain, trauma in healthcare

    Needle pokes may be children's biggest source of pain in healthcare and can lead to needle phobias as adults, NPR reported Feb. 13.
  • Cleveland Clinic researchers discover elevated risk of brain bleeds in Alzheimer's patients

    Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that the presence of Lewy body pathology in Alzheimer's patients elevates their risk factors for certain adverse outcomes, specifically brain bleeds. The results of the study were published Feb. 14 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
  • 23 states where virus activity remains high

    Emergency departments are finally seeing some reprieve after weeks of capacity issues exacerbated by respiratory virus activity across the U.S. Visits to the ER for respiratory viruses continue to follow a downward trend, but the amount of respiratory illnesses in circulation is still elevated overall, CDC data shows.
  • Nurses sue New York to get their licenses back

    New York state is being sued by 4 nurses and criticized by 50 more who received their license through a Florida school that has been accused of selling degrees, the Times Union reported Feb. 14.
  • Driver killed, 5 injured after car crashes into Texas ER

    One person was killed and five others were injured after a vehicle crashed into the emergency room waiting area at St. David's North Austin (Texas) Medical Center at around 5:35 p.m. Feb. 13.
  • CDC names permanent director of HIV prevention agency

    The CDC has appointed Robyn Neblett Fanfair, MD, as the permanent director of the Division of HIV Prevention, which falls under the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, according to a Feb. 12 news release.

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