The Nash Group has delivered remarkable results to hospitals of all sizes, health systems, and single-site healthcare organizations nationwide and we want to share how and why we do so.
The prison population of the United States has quadrupled in the past 25 years. Currently, nearly 2.3 million U.S. inmates (about 1% of U.S. adults) must rely on their jailers for health care. A deep dive of emergency departments and penitentiaries reveals interesting daily operation similarities.
Once a staffing plan has been developed, how do we monitor our compliance to the plan? How do we share these results with our staff and patients, in order to demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and staff satisfaction?
In the United States we are fortunate enough to have world-class healthcare and state-of-the-art technology. Unfortunately, this is not the case around the world. Many hospitals in other countries don’t even have the most basic of hospital equipment including syringes, gauze, anesthesia, or clean beds. This makes treating patients not only challenging but dangerous for many doctors and nurses abroad.
We recently had the privilege and opportunity to work with Marti Baushka from Southwest General in Ohio. We worked closely with Marti and the team at Southwest General to improve patient placement and projected phasing for a new bed tower. Managerial transitions also kept us on our toes, but through it all, we are proud to hear such kind words from Marti.
There is something refreshing about the start of a New Year. But before we open this gift of a New Year I’d like to reflect on the passing of a great leader, Connie Curran. We’ve all heard about how the “dash” symbol that separates a birth and death date is story of individual’s life. Connie’s dash is as long as it is meaningful.
Since the passing of the new healthcare laws, we’ve seen an increase in the merging between healthcare providers. As these mergers are becoming more and more frequent, efficiency becomes a concern for most healthcare providers. Read More
HPPD, aka hours per patient day, is metric that needs to be retired. It’s inconsistent with how patient care is delivered and it encourages a misalignment between nursing and finance.
Finance leaders often think of staffing as an allocation of labor hours or units-of-service (UOS). “Comparable UOS benchmarks” set staffing plans that establish clinical labor allocations and budgets. As a result they craft staffing plans that assume that staffing will change in staffing for every census point! Read More
A hospital’s quality of service isn’t measured solely on the level of care received in the hospital. Factors reaching outside the hospital can negatively affect the hospital’s quality of care. One of these measures is the patient readmission rate. Read More
The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) is hosting its Fall Labor Conference on Friday, October 10 at the MCHC Conference Center.