Best Places to Work in Healthcare build positive cultures

By Bob Herman  |  October 24, 2014

Popular English business magnate Richard Branson made a bold decision this year when he said all salaried employees of his venture capital conglomerate, Virgin Group, would have access to unlimited vacation.

St. Martin Hospital - #14 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

By Lola Butcher  |  October 24, 2014

The 125 employees at St. Martin Hospital, a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Breaux Bridge, La., each year sign a pledge renewing their commitment to be respectful and supportive of one another. Their promises create a culture that makes for a happy workplace.

Nurses, others sue over Daughters of Charity pension plan

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 21, 2014

Nurses and other employees at Daughters of Charity Health System filed a class-action suit Tuesday, arguing that their employer underfunded its pension plan and a sale would further jeopardize their retirement benefits.

Live stream | Ebola preparedness session

October 20, 2014

Modern Healthcare is streaming live video of an event featuring public health officials and hospital and labor leaders discussing how frontline healthcare workers should handle Ebola.

War of words with union compounds THR's woes

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 18, 2014

As concern about the adequacy of U.S. hospital training and protective measures to safely treat Ebola patients mounts, the Dallas hospital at the center of the storm and a national union that represents nurses engaged in an angry war of words late last week, a reflection of the fear that now grips...

Texas Health goes on PR offensive

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 17, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has launched a public relations offensive in response to accusations from the country's largest nurses' union that the hospital lacked proper protocols and equipment to sufficiently protect its staff in treating the first U.S. Ebola patient.

OSHA issues Ebola guidance but slow to implement rule

By Sabriya Rice  |  October 15, 2014

The federal body responsible for ensuring the safety of staff in U.S. workplaces has created a new Ebola Web page with information about protecting workers in industries at high risk of exposure, including healthcare. Advocacy groups, though, are calling on the agency to quickly move forward with...