Best Hospitals 2015-2016

U.S. News & World Report has announced its rankings for best hospitals 2015-2016. “We sifted through data for nearly 5,000 hospitals and results from surveys of more than 140,000 physicians to rank the best centers in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were a few of the …

25 Hospitals and Health Systems Named Best Employers

This is the time of year when many entities release results of “Best Places to Work” awards, and one of the biggest, most influential lists comes from Forbes. The Forbes “America’s Best Employers” list is generated based upon employee feedback and resulted in a list of America’s top 500 employers from across 25 different industries. The overall top 5 included …

How the healthcare reform impacts hospital strategies

This past Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. Many healthcare facilities were concerned on what impact the reform would have on their current consolidation and strategic investment in clinics and information technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, hospitals need not …

How do you orient travel nurses?

One of the big concerns of nurse managers and hospital staffing managers is the length of time it takes to truly orient a new travel nurse into their hospital and unit. This is an understandable concern, if you consider you only have a temporary nurse for basically three months at your unit and if they are …