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    Best Places to Work: Baptist Health (12)

    Best Places to Work: Baptist Health (12)
    Does a nursing retention bonus catch your eye? That’s one of the innovative benefits for people who work at Baptist Health. Three childcare centers are another. Close to 10,000 people work at the Florida-based company, which ranked among the top 100 Most Wired Hospitals in 2007. Last year another 11,000 applied. Turnover was 11%; new job growth was 4% (or 281 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Healthways (10)

    Best Places to Work: Healthways (10)
    Nashville’s 3,730-employee disease management company last year added 897 new jobs for new job growth rate of 42%. Voluntary job turnover was 13%. h4. Average Annual Pay RN Manager: $82,613 RN: $63,545 Search jobs now Next Previous Main Article
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)

    Best Places to Work: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (11)
    A Magnet-designated facility, a Best Hospital, and a Most Wired Hospital, Lehigh Valley is both medically and technologically a center of excellence. Only two institutions on our list won all of these awards in addition to being a Fortune Best Companies to Work For. The Pennsylvania company has 8.420 employees. Last year it added 536 new jobs and turned over about ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge

    Nurses Union Awaits Next Move in Wake of 'Bad Faith' Charge
    YOUNGSTOWN -- A nurses' strike at Northside Medical Center is not imminent. However, in a document filed recently in federal bankruptcy court, the nurses union said the membership is prepared to strike rather than permit Forum to engage in what the union called "the bad-faith reneging on a tentative agreement with impunity." Forum filed in March for protection under Chapter 11 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

    Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death
    GREENWICH, Conn. - A medical examiner in New York has ruled that a 14-year-old Greenwich girl who died in June committed suicide by overdosing on aspirin. A lawyer for Daisy Pacheco's family says the ruling was not unexpected. But attorney Lindy Urso says the family still has concerns about how the teen was cared for, saying she sat untreated at Greenwich ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws

    RNs Praise House Vote to Permit State Single-Payer Laws
    The nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses today hailed passage of a key amendment in the House Education and Labor Committee to the national healthcare reform bill this morning that would enable individual states to go a step farther and adopt single- payer, Medicare-for-All style reforms. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, the amendment would remove potential ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills

    Nurses Add Detective Work to Their Job Skills
    LOUISVILLE -- As Maureen Fogarty approached her patient at University of Louisville Hospital, his dressing gown slipped, revealing the imprint of a tire running across his chest. In the past, Fogarty might have seen that tire mark only as the nasty aftermath of being a crime victim. But after special training as a forensic nurse, Fogarty recognized that print as evidence ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash

    Search Abandoned For NJ Baby's Body, Lost in Trash
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police who searched dumps in three states for the remains of a baby thrown out in a Jersey City hospital's trash gave up Thursday, saying they had little chance of success. "We have come to the harsh reality that efforts to locate the remains of Bashere Davon Moyd Jr. would be a Herculean undertaking with little probability ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience

    'Difficult' Patients Can Test Doctors' Patience
    Remember the Seinfeld episode where word got around that Elaine was a difficult patient? That scenario might not be so far-fetched. For 30 years, studies consistently have found that doctors call one out of every five or six patient encounters "difficult." The latest, in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, found that primary-care doctors who felt they had a high number of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering

    New Mexico Boy Dies of Plague, Sister Recovering
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An 8-year-old New Mexico boy has died and his 10-year-old sister was hospitalized after both contracted bubonic plague, the first recorded human plague cases in the nation so far this year. New Mexico health officials did not immediately say Thursday how the brother and sister contracted the infectious disease, but they are conducting an investigation at the family's ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections

    Pro-Life Health Workers Fight for Conscience Protections
    President Obama's campaign promise to dismantle new conscience protections for health care professionals could let governments and medical institutions threaten the careers of pro-lifers who refuse involvement with abortion and contraception issues, a pro-life medical coalition said yesterday. About 40 doctors, medical students, nurses and lab technicians, all dressed in white lab coats, lined up at the National Press Club on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey

    Paperless Health Care? 1 Hospital's Long Journey
    PITTSBURGH — Baby Riley Matthews wheezed noisily on the exam table. "He's belly-breathing," the emergency-room doctor said worriedly - Riley's little abdomen was markedly rising and falling with each breath, a sign of respiratory distress. In most emergency rooms, the doctor would grill Mom: Has he ever been X-rayed? Do you remember what it showed? But in the new all-digital Children's ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?

    Is French Health System a Model for U.S.?
    PARIS -- Houston native Jennifer Hua gave birth to her first two children in Texas, and her last two in France. The Houston hospital looked like a luxury hotel. The hospital in Paris was a converted prison. Amenities aside, she prefers Paris. The American health care model, she says, is too expensive and too insecure. France offers her family good medical ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams

    Tattoo You: Right Arm for Hire to Fund Nursing School Dreams
    BLOOMINGTON -- Offering to tattoo advertising on his arm to finance nursing school is probably the craziest thing Douglas Hall has ever done. But, since it's for his 3-year-old daughter, Mya, he doesn't care what anyone thinks. Hall, a certified nursing assistant at the McLean County Nursing Home, wants to become a licensed practical nurse and eventually a registered nurse so ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age

    Marijuana Use by Seniors Goes Up as Boomers Age
    MIAMI - In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana. Long a fixture among young people, use ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson

    Hospital Music Therapy Room Named For AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson
    SARASOTA, Fla. — A new music therapy room at a hospital on Florida's Gulf Coast is being named for AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson and other rock stars have supported an effort to buy music equipment and provide music education for children, including those who are in the hospital. Music equipment and enhancements to the room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions

    Nursing Unions Reach Pact After Era of Rising Tensions
    An accord between the major unions representing nurses was announced in March, following a period of tension between the Service Employees International Union and other nursing unions. The SEIU announced a pact with the California Nurses Association/ National Nurses Organizing Committee to work together to organize non-unionized hospital employees and promote the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. The unions ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse

    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse
    Mar. 16--A nursing home resident in northern Minnesota died hours after a nurse saw he was having trouble breathing but failed to alert the proper medical professionals, according to a state report released Tuesday. The man's death occurred on Oct. 1 at the Littlefork Medical Center, and state investigators are blaming the licensed practical nurse for not contacting a registered nurse ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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