Healthcare Industry Reacts to the BCRA

Healthcare leaders and advocacy groups universally panned the Better Care Reconciliation Act, citing concerns that the bill will harm rather than help America’s most vulnerable patients. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the BCRA would leave 22 million Americans without health coverage by the next decade. Below, you can read the responses from several healthcare …

Poor Environment, Higher Patient Loads Linked to Missed Pediatric Care

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing determined that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care. Researchers surveyed approximately 2,187 pediatric registered nurses in 223 hospitals between 2006 and 2008. More than half of the nurses in the survey reported having …

Medical Solutions Celebrates Nurses Week 2017

All year long, your nursing staff works tirelessly to provide safe and effective care to your facility’s patients. With Nurses Week just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to show your nurses how much you appreciate their efforts. Searching for ways to celebrate at your facility? Tell your nurses about Medical Solutions’ 2017 Nurses …

Nurse To Serve as Acting Surgeon General

President Trump recently named Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general, according to The New York Times. Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to be appointed to the office, is also the first non-physician surgeon general. Dr. Richard Carmona, the surgeon general who served during the Bush administration, was both a physician and a …

Yelp Reviews Can Help You Find Better Healthcare

Forget about HCAPHS scores. Yelp, the website famous for its restaurant reviews, also allows patients to rate hospitals. And that’s not all. According to a research paper from the Manhattan Institute, Yelp reviews can actually help guide patients to higher-quality hospitals. Researchers from the Manhattan Institute compared Yelp ratings of acute care hospitals in New …

Medical Solutions Reveals New Website, Healthcare Staffing Blog Redesign

  Just as Mother Nature hit the reset button outside, Medical Solutions launched a new Client website for our hospital leaders and revitalized the design to our Healthcare Staffing Blog. Guess you could say we have spring fever! Designed specifically with your needs in mind, the new website at www.staffyourhospital.com offers healthcare leaders like yourself …

Why Your Healthcare Facility Needs an MSP Now

A managed service provider, or MSP, is a staffing solution that can operate and simplify your facility’s contingent workforce process through one central business partner. As the healthcare industry continues to change, the number of hospitals and other healthcare facilities using the services of a managed service provider has skyrocketed. Why? Simply put, managed service …

Which States Will Need Nurses by 2025?

Are you living in a state affected by the nursing shortage? The answer just might surprise you. According to a Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies report, coastal states will experience a nursing shortage by 2025 while several Midwest states will see a nursing surplus. With a projected 28,100 shortfall of nurses, Arizona is predicted to see …