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 …

Top 5 Trends Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

A recent Healthcare Finance News article highlighted the findings from a PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute study, which included the top 5 trends reshaping the healthcare industry today. We’ve listed them here for your reading pleasure: A Shift from Volume to Value-Based Care: The healthcare industry is transitioning to a value-based care method, where patients are provided …

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 …

Nurses Week Celebrations!

Happy Nurses Week to all the amazing nurses and nurse leaders out there! Nurses Week celebrations are an excellent opportunity for a hospital to show its appreciation for its nurses. At WeLoveOurNurses.com, Medical Solutions is celebrating with a variety of activities, prizes, and more. We hope you’ll share this with your Travelers and other nurses …

Halloween in the Hospital

A recent post from Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing Stream discusses risks associated with celebrating Halloween at the office, or, in the case of healthcare, at the facility or hospital. When it comes to planning and executing Halloween in the hospital or other healthcare facility, what should administrators and management consider to make sure everything …

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 …