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Efficient Care Delivery Improves Quality, Cost and Nurse Morale

Efficient Care Delivery Improves Quality, Cost ... and Nurse Morale

When St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York wanted to improve its already exceptional patient care, its leaders focused on efficiency. Among their goals: reduce the average length of stay to provide the best care for patients in the shortest amount of time; reduce the cost per case; and strengthen their ability to prevent re-admission.
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Minimize Turnover by Minimizing Conflict

Minimize Turnover by Minimizing Conflict

Like any business, health care organizations have a difficult time acknowledging their struggles with handling and managing internal conflict even though every organization deals with it in some fashion.
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Marrying the Art and Science of Physician Recruitment

Match-Maker: Marrying the Art and Science of Physician Recruitment

In a time when physician recruiting may be tougher than ever – 76 percent of candidates are passive seekers, and the pool of physicians is shrinking annually – Jackson Physician Search has broken the code: Work the art of relationships while utilizing the innovations of science.
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2017 Legislation Session Closes

This is the end: 2017 Legislation Session Closes (For Now)

Sine Die. The phrase used to describe the last day of the Texas legislative session. Translated from Latin, sine die means “without day.” Translated from Texan, it means the Legislature has left town and won’t come back until 2019. That was supposed to happen on Memorial Day.
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Board Member Spotlight: Joe Riggs

Board Member Spotlight: Jon Riggs

Jon Riggs, senior vice president/CFO at Medical Center Health System in Odessa, is a member of the THA Healthshare board of trustees. He shared his thoughts on the unique challenges of staffing in health care and the importance of employee satisfaction.
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