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Indianapolis VA supervisor steps down after firestorm over joke email

In the latest scandal to hit the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, a supervisor at the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, has stepped down after facing a tide of backlash tied to an email that appears to mock veteran suicides,  USA Today  reported

Workforce trends: Graduates of four-year nursing programs continue to increase

The popularity of Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs continues to rise, while the opposite is true of two-year programs, according to a  Health Affairs  analysis of data from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

As health IT budgets stabilize, confidence grows among execs

Even as budgets level out, the confidence of health IT leaders grows regarding their ability to meet business demands,  according to  a new survey.

How Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder engages employees every day

It's not often you come across an executive of a $2.6 billion integrated health system with 14,000 employees who takes the time each morning to exchange pleasantries via email with a unit...

7 qualities of high-functioning healthcare teams

This past week's Final Four Men's and Women's NCAA National Basketball Championships illustrates a nearly perfect example of teams' executing on principles named by the Institute of Medicine as representing the basis of team-based healthcare, according to an article from  MedCity News.

3 must-have skills for physician, nurse leaders

In an era of increased physician leadership due to factors such as changing reimbursement and delivery systems, both doctors and nurses have more influence on the broader workings of the healthcare industry than ever, but that will require a different range of skills, according to a  Harvard Business Review  column.

Leading the way: Scripps Health CEO takes hands-on approach to frontline staff engagement

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Chris Van Gorder discusses his unconventional career path and leadership philosophy, which helped Scripps' remarkable financial turnaround from being on the brink of bankruptcy to the $2.6 billion nonprofit integrated healthcare system it is today.  

Consumers value employer coverage but ignore healthcare costs

Consumers highly value their employer-sponsored health plans, but they largely ignore health costs when they enroll in these plans, according to a new survey from marketing firm Benz Communications and technology firm Quantum Workplace.

Nurse-physician collaboration can help combat healthcare-associated infections

Strong nurse-physician collaboration can help hospitals' critical care units cut down on healthcare-associated infections, according to an article in the journal  Critical Care Nurse.

Professional growth: Why capability is king

Career paths, for most, are anything but straight. We may hit bumps when least expected--and even more surprisingly--discover opportunities in the aftermath of a hard landing. Sometimes the tracks...