• Peer comparisons hurt physician well-being, study says

    Comparing physicians' performance against each other can detrimentally affect their wellbeing and job satisfaction, according to a July 14 study in PNAS.
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  • Billings Clinic implements mask-or-test policy for unvaccinated employees

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic is requiring employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to undergo weekly testing or wear an N95 mask at work, KTVQ reported July 21.
  • Missouri hospital offers healthcare career camp for students

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Saint Francis Medical Center is in the midst of its first healthcare career camp for students, KFVS, a CBS affiliate, reported July 20. 
  • California physicians urge county leaders to address workplace issues

    Physicians working in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., are calling on Santa Clara County leaders to address their well-being amid concerns over staffing issues and physician mental health.
  • Confluence Health reaches agreement with nursing staff

    The first negotiated contract since the pandemic between Wenatchee, Wash.-based Confluence Health and its Central Washington Hospital nurses has been reached, offering market-leading compensation, iFiber One News reported July 19. 
  • New Florida council aimed at solving nursing shortage

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Keiser University and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses have joined ranks to create an advisory council that aims to solve Southern Florida's nursing shortage, which is predicted to worsen by 2035, Miami Today News reported July 19. 
  • LifePoint pays back wages for overtime violations

    A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has recovered $97,209 in back wages for 41 emergency services workers at Sanford, N.C.-based LifePoint-Central Carolina Hospital, according to a July 19 press release.
  • Child care stress linked to higher likelihood of burnout: 5 study findings

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, child care stress was prevalent among healthcare workers and associated with burnout, anxiety and depression, and intent to reduce hours or intent to leave the job, according to research published July 18.
  • 13 best healthcare companies for millennials

    No health systems appeared on Great Place to Work's list of best companies for millennials. However, 13 other healthcare organizations did make the list. 
  • Colorado healthcare worker vaccination mandate ends

    On July 14, Colorado officials allowed the state's mandate that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine to expire, according to NBC affiliate KUSA. 
  • Nurses blame SLU Hospital management for staffing woes

    Several nurses at St. Louis University Hospital protested June 3 to raise awareness about working conditions at the hospital, St. Louis on the Air reported on July 14. Nurses said their departments are regularly understaffed and that hospital management has not done enough to address their concerns. They also want management to put more effort into hiring and retaining staff.
  • UPMC employees call for leaders to take firm stance on abortion

    A group of employees at Pittsburgh-based UPMC have issued a plea to the health system to do more to help protect abortion access in Pennsylvania, public radio station WESA reported July 15.
  • Nursing shortage gets worse as COVID-19 subvariant spreads

    As hospitals grapple with a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven largely by the BA.5 omicron subvariant, they also continue to struggle with a worsening chronic nursing shortage, The New York Times reported July 15.
  • How 3 health systems have amped up their workplace violence prevention initiatives

    As calls to address workplace violence grew louder, hospitals and health systems ramped up initiatives to prevent the growing issue. They have set up training initiatives, updated programs and procedures to prevent violent incidents and increased the level of collaboration among security teams and caretakers. 
  • Louisiana hospital to employees: Gas is on us

    With an office in the operating room area, Dawn Cazedessus performs her duties as CEO of Sterling Surgical Hospital in Slidell, La., in close proximity to her employees. 
  • 5 signs of a toxic work culture

    Bullying, condescending communication and lack of representation are all signs of a toxic work environment, according to a July 5 MIT Sloan article. 
  • After stabbing, nurses say SSM ignored pleas for security: 'This was 100% preventable'

    Current and former nurses at Bridgeton, Mo.-based SSM Health DePaul Hospital claim leaders repeatedly ignored pleas to ramp up security at the facility, where two employees were stabbed July 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • With 400 RN vacancies, Broward Health uses pension plan, bonuses as drawing cards

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health is offering sign-on bonuses of up to $20,000 and a pension plan to nurses as it seeks to fill 400 registered nurse vacancies, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.  
  • Women aren't reaping benefits from the current labor market 

    Although many companies are desperate to hire and favorable to workers, many women cannot access these benefits, and are held back by a lack of caregiving services, The New York Times reported July 7.
  • Some workers regret quitting during the Great Resignation, but not those in healthcare

    Despite the labor market favoring workers, many employees who changed jobs during the Great Resignation are regretting their decisions, according to a July 11 Joblist report.

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