Nurses Week 2019 Toolkit Now Available

Showing your nurse staff a little appreciation this Nurses Week just got a whole lot easier. The American Nurses Association recently unveiled this year’s Nurses Week Toolkit. And we think hospital leaders are going to love it. That’s because this toolkit is filled with several materials and ideas to help healthcare leaders celebrate Nurses Week, …

4 Keys to Creating a Positive Workplace Culture

In the healthcare industry, providing a fantastic workplace culture is the secret weapon in today’s war for talent. But what makes a workplace culture special? And how can you create a positive workplace culture at your facility? Consider the following four keys all amazing workplace cultures have in common: Keep safety a top priority: Everyone …

4 Ways to Control Contingent Labor Costs

As Baby Boomers continue to age and require more care, healthcare facilities are responding by increasing their use of contingent clinicians. However, as a contingent workforce grows in size, so too can labor costs. Accordingly, healthcare leaders are searching for ways to reduce contingent labor spend and increase efficiency without impacting patient care. Sound familiar? …

VMS vs. MSP: What’s the Difference?

Both vendor management systems (VMS) and managed service providers (MSP) offer hospitals efficiency improvements in contingency staff management, but which one is best? If your healthcare facility is currently considering a VMS or an MSP, we’ve got the following cheat sheet to help you determine which model is right for you: So, what is a …

2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals List

Boston Children’s Hospital won top honors in U.S. News and World Report’s 12th annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” list. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center earned second place, with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia following closely behind in third place. This year’s rankings were based on both clinical and reputational survey responses sent to nearly 200 hospitals and …

Four Strategies to Enhance Your Contingent Workforce Risk Management

Thanks to the growing nationwide clinician shortage, many hospitals now rely on contingent staff to maintain their patient care standards. However, as a contingent workforce grows in size, the potential risk to a hospital can also increase. For example, a contingent clinician with outdated credentials could expose a facility to substantial fines, penalties, and even …

Medical Solutions Plus Eliminates Administrative Complexity at UPMC Susquehanna

Overview: UPMC Susquehanna is a premier hospital system dedicated to serving the communities of Williamsport and Wellsboro in Pennsylvania. The healthcare system, which includes four hospitals and various off-site clinics, has 342 licensed acute beds, 22 bassinets, 31 licensed psychiatric beds, and 258 skilled nursing beds. UPMC Susquehanna has a national reputation for delivering quality …