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Blog: NNU's aggressive path to hospital labor wins

Blog: NNU's aggressive path to hospital labor wins

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 22, 2015

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.

Nurse union, hospitals clash over reasons for scheduled strikes next week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

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.

Demand grows for care coordinators

Demand grows for care coordinators

By Melanie Evans  |  March 28, 2015

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.

Physician staffing firms expect solid growth

By Michael Sandler  |  March 28, 2015

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.

Staffing crisis looms if home-care wages don't rise, advocates say

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 18, 2015

Higher wages are needed to sustain a viable home-care workforce, especially as demand for home services continues to grow with an aging population, home-care worker advocates have argued. A new report demonstrates just how serious the wage issue is for home-care workers.

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