Brave Video Highlights Amazing Staff

The commendable staff of nurses, administrators, and others, University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital put out and awesome video cover of Sara Bareilles’ song ‘Brave.” Young patients also got in on the action in this heartwarming and inspiring video. I’d recommend grabbing a box of Kleenex before viewing. Any hospital would be so blessed and …

Happy Hospitals Week!

Happy National Hospitals Week, to the many amazing facilities out there! Last week was about celebrating nurses specifically, but this week, May 12-18, takes a broader stance. Hospitals Week is about honoring the many important components, including talented healthcare professionals, that come together to provide successful patient care in a comfortable environment. A big part …

How to Keep Your Nurses Happy

A recent study by AMN Healthcare surveyed 3,000 RNs showing that while most are happy with their career choice, approximately 30% aren’t happy with their current job.  Seem a little confusing? The survey also reveals that nurses are eager to continue their nursing education in the near future (1-3 years) and approximately 40%  want to …

How Does your Facility Rank?

If you could rate your last hospital visit, what score would you give? This isn’t a question you give your patients regularly, but unfortunately they are more than willing to answer without being asked. There are a growing number of review and social media sites where patients and healthcare staff can rate hospital facilities just like they …

What do you think of prescribed color-coded scrubs?

A Minneapolis-based hospital group will soon implement color-coded uniform requirements so that patients and family members can easily identify nurses from other hospital workers. This requirement has been causing some controversy among nurses nationally. Many argue that their brightly colored scrubs cheer up patients; the solid colored scrubs lack individuality and are depressing. What do …

Hospitals Exploring New Well-Being Programs

Most hospitals currently implement well-being programs for their staff. Recently, more and more have been expanded beyond the traditional health and wellness offerings and are now addressing mental and emotional health, financial health, work-life effectiveness and workplace environment and stress. With this new integration, many already see measureable and positive results which have impacted employee …

How Do You Create an Effective Hospital Culture?

It’s proven that hospitals with an effective culture provide better patient care and outperform competitors.  To achieve a desired hospital culture, you must identify what kind of culture you currently have, decide what you want your culture to be, and shift everyone toward the preferred culture. The easiest way to assess current culture is to …