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Catholic Health Initiatives creates infrastructure to engage, retain doctors

One of the nation's largest hospital-based systems has made strides in physician engagement by building an infrastructure for its ambulatory services, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

3 more ways to turn bad luck into fortune

Good news: A little more than a week post-op, I'm typing this commentary with both hands! While a broken wrist isn't a circumstance I'd wish on anyone, the lessons it continues to bring...

5 ways to improve nurse-doctor collaboration

Getting nurses and doctors on the same page is integral to providing the best possible patient outcomes, and one conflict-ridden hospital's successful effort to improve teamwork offers salient lessons for other healthcare leaders who want to do the same, according to a  Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine  article.

Do hospital leaders tolerate violence against emergency staff?

The risk of violence toward emergency department staff persists in large part because their supervisors perceive it as part of the job, according to MedPageToday.

What hospital leaders can learn from Rahm Emanuel's abrasive style

Healthcare leaders can learn both positive and negative lessons from embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's famously abrasive approach to politics, according to a  Becker's Hospital Review  column.

3 steps for small practices to address patient safety

Small physician practices often don't have the same resources as larger organizations to formalize patient safety initiatives, but that doesn't mean they should ignore the risks. Much guidance is available to healthcare organizations in how to reduce problems such as falls and infections, and a recent  Urology Times  article highlights advice that is most practical for physician offices.  

How healthcare mergers can benefit from business plans of operational efficiency

As the number of mergers and acquisitions continues to rise in the healthcare industry, it's essential that organizations create a business plan of operational efficiency to ensure the long-term viability of these transactions, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.

Male nurses increase as stigma subsides

Although nurses remain overwhelmingly female, the number of men in the profession is slowly increasing as nursing schools make an effort to recruit more, according to the Associated Press.

Nurses flock to higher education programs

Baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs experienced an "enrollment surge" last year, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a trend that the group says reflects a growing demand for better-educated nurses.

Nebraska latest state to expand nurse practitioners' role

Nebraska has become the latest state to expand the practice scope of nurse practitioners, a move hailed by a leading industry group and backed by other states' push to do the same.