5 Strategies To Increase Your HCAHPS Score

Thanks in large part to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, healthcare providers have had to increasingly ensure that their patients leave feeling satisfied with their hospital stay. For better or for worse, these patient satisfaction survey scores are tied to Medicare payments to hospitals. Recently, several healthcare industry leaders have attacked the …

7 Elements to Remember While Reviewing Your Hospital’s Emergency Response Plan

Hospitals have always played a vital role in providing essential medical care during disasters. Depending on the nature of these tragedies, the demands placed on hospital facilities and their staff can be overwhelming. However, with the right emergency response, hospitals can potentially save more lives in spite of these critical events. In the aftermath of …

Nurses Week 2016 Resource Toolkit

The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides an excellent toolkit every year for hospitals, clinics, and other organizations to help them celebrate Nurses Week. Nurses Week, May 6-12 each year, is a wonderful opportunity for facilities to recognize and celebrate the crucial role that nurses play in healthcare and everything they do to ensure great patient …

Celebrate Allied Health Professionals Week 2015!

With more than 200 various Allied Health Professional positions making an impact in healthcare and — undoubtedly — at your facility, it is a great idea for the good of your hospital culture to celebrate Allied Health Professionals Week 2015! Allied Health Professionals Week will be observed November 1-7, 2015. It’s a great opportunity to …

Ethics Webinar for Nurse Leaders

In keeping with the American Nurses Association’s pronouncement of 2015 as “The Year of Ethics,” the ANA is offering a webinar entitled “Ethical Challenges Facing Nursing Leaders: Your Path to Success.” The objectives for the webinar are: Outlining ethical challenges healthcare/nursing leaders face today Teaching how to “leverage the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses …