Tag: Staffing

Cynthia Hess: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

Today’s chat is with Cynthia Hess, MSN, RN, FNP-C, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), Director of Nursing, Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hannibal, MO. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? What I’m thankful for, hands down, is my staff. They take such…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 17, 2022
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Ayumi Fielden: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

Today’s chat is with Ayumi Fielden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPAN, Professional Practice Leader, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? We have a lot to be thankful for this year. We lost some surgical…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 16, 2022
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Casey Orth-Nebitt: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

Today’s chat is with Casey Orth-Nebitt, MSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Surgery, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake, Iowa. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? I'm always thankful for my staff, who have remained loyal, hardworking, and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
November 14, 2022
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Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

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Today’s chat is with Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MSN, MBA, RN, CASC, Administrator, Heartland Surgery Center, Kearney, Nebraska. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? What has gone right this year and makes our center so successful every year is the…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 10, 2022
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Brian S. Dawson: Perioperative Nurses Week Interview

Today’s chat is with Brian S. Dawson, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, System VP, Perioperative Services, CommonSpirit Health, Denver. Q: What is something that went right at your facility and/or that you are thankful for this year? I couldn’t have asked for anything better this year than how our perioperative council…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 10, 2022
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Six low-cost solutions for improving staff retention

Editor's Note Severe staffing shortages paired with high labor costs are among the most significant challenges faced by hospitals today, according to responses from hospital executives in an October 18 KaufmanHall survey, HealthLeaders October 31 reports. The survey, named the 2022 State of Healthcare Improvement Report, shows that nearly half…

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By: Bridget Brown
November 7, 2022
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Mental healthcare demand at Mass Gen caused ‘unprecedented’ backlog

Editor's Note Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass Gen) in Boston this summer saw an “unprecedented” surge in demand for mental healthcare services, culminating in a “staggering 880 people on its waitlist for psychiatric services,” The Washington Post October 29 reports. According to the article, Mass Gen had to issue a letter…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 31, 2022
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The Joint Commission will resume certain intracycle calls

Editor's Note The Joint Commission announced on October 26 that it will resume intracycle calls for Disease-Specific Care (DSC) and Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) certification programs, starting January 1, 2023. These calls, which were suspended in 2021 because of COVID-19, require programs to update their intracycle tabs in the…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 27, 2022
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Report: Hospitals will likely experience the worst financial year in decades

Editor's Note On October 25, Health Affairs reported that healthcare systems continue to face challenges in a post-pandemic environment but are likely to have the worst financial year in decades, according to Becker’s Hospital CFO Report October 26. US hospitals saw fluctuations in operating margins in 2022 but are still…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 27, 2022
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“Legacy Nurse Engagement” survey open until November 1

Editor's Note In order to address the current (and future) nursing shortage, a “Legacy Think Tank” has been established for the purpose of generating viable options to engage retired nurses to play a role in alleviating this shortage. Joanne Oliver, BSN, RN, CNOR, and her team are asking for any…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 26, 2022
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