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 …

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 …

Nurse leaders are making due and getting better for it

A recent benchmarking survey discussed at The Leaders’ Lounge looked at impact that the economy’s downturn had on nursing units, with some not all too surprising results, but some that do have a direct impact on healthcare staffing, including nurse managers: Cutting back on educational travel Delaying filling open positions Renegotiating supply costs and contracts Cutting back on …

Nurse retention and recruitment expert

I have seen a lot of readers coming to The Healthcare Staffing Blog looking for advice on nurse retention lately. So I wanted to point out a great site that is completely devoted to this topic. NurseRecruitmentandRetention.com is the website of LeAnn Thieman a well known expert on the subject of nurse retention and recruiting. I …