Dignity Health hires based on kindness, empathy | US health centers get $105M to improve quality of care | Fla. county to hire nurses for each school in district
August 18, 2017
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Dignity Health hires based on kindness, empathy
Dignity Health uses standardized protocol throughout the organization to gauge kindness and compassion in prospective employees. The health care network considers a job seeker's empathy to be "just as important as their skills and abilities," says Kristie Griffin, Dignity Health's director of talent acquisition.
Glassdoor (8/15) 
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US health centers get $105M to improve quality of care
Almost $105 million was awarded by HHS to 1,333 US health centers to use to improve quality of care, efficiency and effectiveness.
Healthcare Informatics online (8/16) 
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Education & Training
Texas nursing programs gain popularity
Cathy Rozmus, vice dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Nursing, said more nurses are seeking graduate training, especially to be nurse practitioners. The school's Doctor of Nursing Practice program also has increased in popularity, Rozmus said.
Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (8/8) 
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Grant to help Wis. nursing school expand workforce diversity
A federal grant of $1.3 million will allow the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to develop its Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship for American Indian Students Pursuing Nursing Careers program, which is aimed at recruiting and retaining Native American nursing students. The Wisconsin Center for Nursing has a goal of expanding nursing workforce diversity to match population diversity.
Daily Nurse (8/10) 
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AWHONN Spotlight
Before journal submission, build your own peer review board
Have you ever considered submitting a manuscript to a professional journal? Authors in Nursing for Women's Health advise on how to recruit your trusted colleagues to review your work before you submit it. Utilizing their constructive feedback could help you increase your chances of publication. Read the abstract in Nursing for Women's Health.
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Women have many health issues to add to policy debate
Women often have not had a seat at the table when health care reform has been discussed, even though key issues include everything from prenatal care and maternity coverage to Medicare. American College of Nurse-Midwives Board member Patricia Loftman, a certified nurse-midwife at Harlem Hospital Center for 30 years, is concerned about abortion rights, contraceptive access, attacks against Planned Parenthood and the continued racial and ethnic disparity in pregnancy and health outcomes for African-American women and women of color.
National Public Radio (8/16) 
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The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services webinar
Breaches in cleaning and disinfection practices in the health care settings can be a significant factor in the transmission of health care-associated infections. Preventing contamination between the environment and patients is critical to breaking the chain of infection. Register for a free webinar with continuing education on Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. EST. Learn how collaboration between nurses and environmental services prevents and reduces the spread of health care-associated infections. Speakers will cover the application of standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes in infection control. Register.
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