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 …

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 …

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 …

After the Labor Dispute: 4 Things to Know

Two job actions in 2016 cost the Minneapolis-based Allina healthcare system roughly $149 million, according to a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article. While there’s always a financial cost associated with labor disputes, staff morale also takes a hit. So, how do you get your facility’s operations and your staff back on its feet after a …

Medical Solutions Announces 2016 Traveler of the Year, Service That Inspires, and Recruiters of the Year Award Winners

Hollywood may be dusting off their Oscars, but here at Medical Solutions, award season has already arrived! Each year, we like to recognize our top team members with the Traveler of the Year, Service That Inspires, and Recruiters of the Year Awards. These individuals go above and beyond in the name of outstanding patient care, …

2016 Healthcare Staffing Summit

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2016 Healthcare Staffing Summit is just a few weeks away! The annual conference will be held November 8-10, at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s summit, “New Directions in a New Era” will fittingly focus on the future of the Affordable Healthcare Act, and how the …