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Union Activity Increasing at Philadelphia area Hospitals

Four hundred sixty registered nurses at Philadelphia-based St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children voted Feb. 10 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, according to a CBS Philly report. The move makes St. Christopher’s the latest Philadelphia metropolitan area hospital where workers have recently voted in favor of unionization. Nurses Hahnemann University Hospital voted Jan. 20 […]

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By On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Where in the U.S. do RNs earn the highest pay?

Registered nurses earn the highest salaries in the western region of the country, according to the Medscape Nurse Salary Report 2015.

By On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Union suit against Kaiser takeover of Maui hospitals dismissed

A federal judge has thrown out a union lawsuit that could have been a potential roadblock for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County, beginning July 1, according to a report from The Maui News. Here are four things to know about the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the United Public […]

By On Sunday, January 24th, 2016

UPMC’s planned new hospital would generate 500 permanent jobs

Pittsburgh-based UPMC anticipates investing $100 million to $200 million to build a new hospital in Pleasant Hills, Pa., that would generate 500 permanent jobs and hundreds of temporary construction jobs, officials said, according to a TribLive report. Here are four things to know about the proposed hospital. The 300,000-square-foot hospital would be called UPMC South. It […]

By On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Trauma team members face risk of ‘compassion fatigue’ and burnout

Trauma team members are at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout syndrome, as supported by the new research by Gina M. Berg, PhD, MBA, of University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and colleagues. Authors identify some “stress triggers” contributing to these risks, and make recommendations to help trauma teams cope with secondary traumatic stress, reports a study in […]

By On Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Kaiser to manage Maui hospitals

Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) signed a transfer agreement Jan. 14 allowing Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser report. Here are six things to know about the deal. Under the agreement, financially struggling Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital will remain community hospitals […]

By and On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

2016 Healthcare Staffing Trends

There is good news and bad news for healthcare leaders in the year ahead and beyond, according to experts who share 5 key points as part of their outlook. Healthcare Leaders Media — When it comes to healthcare job growth, there’s good news and bad news for hospital leadership. The good news is that while […]

By and On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Nurses feel stressed & bullied: Here’s how to stop it

Healthcare Business & Tech — Bad news: Many of your hospital’s nurses are likely feeling stressed and bullied during their shifts. That can negatively affect the quality of patient care. But with a few targeted interventions, hospitals can make life much better for their nurses. New research shows that nurses feel less stress when they’re […]

By and On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Bribery probe nets $12M and more than two dozen doctors

An ongoing federal investigation of a New Jersey medical laboratory has netted guilty pleas from more than two dozen doctors, the latest onTuesday from a physician who admitted taking cash bribes from lab employees. Bret Ostrager, 50, a Woodbury, New York, resident with practices in Nassau County, pleaded guilty to three counts in an indictment […]

By On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Nurse staffing and work environments affect survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest have low survival rates—but why do some hospitals achieve higher survival than others? Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions may be part of the answer, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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