To establish successful philanthropy programs and sustain them long-term, nonprofit hospitals and health providers must create a culture committed to it, according to two new studies from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AAHP).
Missouri hospitals will no longer use phrases like "code black" and "code orange" in high-alert situations.
New Jersey's largest nurse and healthcare worker union, concerned that understaffing of nurses leads to inadequate patient care, is calling for legislation that would regulate nurse-to-patient ratios and enforce stricter hospital accountability, transparency and quality, according to NorthJersey.com.
Healthcare jobs will account for one in six new jobs in the next decade, according to the most recent 10-year projection from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Healthcare CEO compensation--and the perks that go with it--has drawn criticism in the past year and as a result hospital executives will liikely see quality-based metrics added to their packages this year, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
A new study found the number of registered nurses who smoke dropped by more than a third nationwide from 2003 to 2011, according to a HealthDay report.
Physicians don't always follow their own lifestyle advice, according to this year's Physician Lifestyle Report from Medscape.
Physician assistants (PAs) tend to be much more flexible when it comes to changing specialties--a trait that could help ease the physician shortage.
Many large companies are considering whether and how to adjust their health insurance policies in the post-reform market. Target's decision to drop health coverage for its part-time workers offers several lessons that could predict whether other companies will follow suit, according to Politico.
The New York City-based Health and Hospitals Corporation sees 1 million emergency department visits per year, and has significant challenges to serve its underinsured and uninsured population. To that end, technology in the form of a digital whiteboard system is helping the ED departments keep track of everyone coming in, according to Louis Capponi, chief medical informatics officer for HHC.