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Patient trust, perception of teamwork drives practice loyalty

If you conduct regular patient surveys--as experts recommend--one of the most important metrics to watch is patients' likelihood of recommending your practice to others.

What the future holds for infection control nurses

In the practice of infection control, the gradual shift from a nurse-centric to a multidisciplinary specialty means the traditional role of the infection control nurse won't be feasible in the future, predicts a registered nurse,who serves as an infection preventionist, in a post on  Infection Control Today.

Focus on preventing nurse injuries starting to pay off for early adopters

Amid efforts to protect nurses from workplace injuries, some hospitals report encouraging progress, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

American Nurses Association calls for 'zero tolerance' on hospital violence

A new American Nurses Association zero-tolerance policy for violence or abusive behavior says hospital executives must create a non-punitive environment so nurses don't fear penalties or retaliation for reporting abuse or violence.

5 steps to an effective hospital CEO apology

Hospital chief executive officers, take note: If you ever need to apologize for corporate wrongdoing, it's best you look sad while you say you're sorry, according to a new study published in the September 2015 issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

New grads need not apply: Demand for nurses passes newcomers by

Nurses are in high demand in the healthcare industry--but only if they have experience, according to an article in  Comstock's.

3 reasons practice embezzlement persists

Many physician practices leaders believe their trusted employees would never steal from them, but statistics show that embezzlement is far more common than most doctors realize. 

About 1 in 3 jobs are vacant at 9 regional Veterans Affairs' health systems

About one in three jobs are vacant at nine of the regional Veterans Affairs healthcare systems  in the United States, leaving veterans weeks to get care,  USA Today  reports

3 steps to healthcare management that supports frontline workers

The healthcare industry's long-held "top-down" management model no longer suits the modern healthcare environment, and must be replaced with a new model that better supports frontline workers, argues a  Health post.

Hospital leaders should be more flexible when it comes to nurse retention

With the cost of replacing departed or retiring nurses often on the minds of hospital executives, they must consider new approaches toward retaining nursing staff, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.