National Nurses United's call Monday for strikes at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California follows a slew of fights the union has picked with management recently over what it says are issues with staffing and patient care.
More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners cheered passage of the bill that killed Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula. But a failed attempt by Yale University to expand its PA program with an online option reflects the difficulty of trying to rapidly grow the healthcare workforce.
Amy York has been appointed executive director of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, an advocacy organization for geriatric care.
Home health workers will join other low-wage workers in a nationwide rally Wednesday to demand that their employers pay a $15 minimum hourly wage.
Employment at nursing homes and residential-care facilities fell by 4,800 jobs in March, and other news
Employment at nursing homes and residential-care facilities fell by 4,800 jobs in March, the second consecutive month of job losses in that sector.
Employment at nursing homes and residential-care facilities fell by 4,800 jobs in March, the second consecutive month of job losses in that sector. Overall, however, healthcare added 22,300 jobs last month.
Admitting a higher number of complex, sicker patients helped boost operating income at New York-based Mount Sinai Hospital 17% last year, even as hospital admissions fell.
A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.
Modern Healthcare is seeking entries for its eighth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program.
Physician staffing firms will reap the benefits of the nation's economic recovery, Medicare physician payment reform and the Affordable Care Act coverage expansions, experts say.
Male nurses make an average of $5,148 more than female nurses—about the same magnitude as the differences found among physicians—and this pay gap hasn't narrowed over time.