Grants Available to Support Initiatives Addressing Nursing Work Environments and Health Equity

AACN, AARP, and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action partner to offer the 2024 Health Equity and Nursing Innovations Project Grants: Nursing Workforce and Healthy Work Environments. Awards of up to $25,000 will be given for projects that will be completed in one year. Projects require 1:1 matching funds. Proposals due by April 5.

New Assessment Tool Supports Onboarding ICU Nurses

AACN Knowledge Assessment Tool helps hospitals better identify knowledge gaps and educational needs of critical care and progressive care nurses during orientation and onboarding. The online assessment randomly generates validated questions in over 10 areas and aligns with AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation course used by 1,000+ healthcare facilities.

Registration Opens for NTI 2024, AACN’s 50th Conference

Next year, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will celebrate its 50th National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 20-22, in Denver. NTI has become the premier conference for critical and progressive care nursing education. Registration is open, and media credentials are available.

Infirmary Health partners with Ochsner Accountable Care Network to improve health outcomes for seniors across the Gulf Coast

Ochsner Health and Infirmary Health announce a landmark partnership with Ochsner Accountable Care Network, a top-performing accountable care organization (ACO) in both clinical performance and healthcare savings for the Medicare population.

GW Experts Available: CDC Report Finds Older Adults Make Up Two-Thirds of Covid-19 Hospitalizations

WASHINGTON (October 11, 2023) – According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults 65 and older accounted for nearly two-thirds of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States this year, 61% of intensive care unit admissions and…

Two-Day Course Teaches Hospitals and Health Systems How to Address Unprofessionalism and Unsafe Behavior

The Vanderbilt Health Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) will host a two-day, hands-on course in Nashville to equip hospital and health system leaders with strategies and tools to address unprofessionalism and create a safe, respectful, reliable environment inside their organizations.

Hackensack Meridian Health Appoints Dr. Gregory J. Rokosz As Chief Medical Officer for Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gregory Rokosz to Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s,” said Patricia Carroll, FACHE, president, chief hospital executive, Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s. “Dr. Rokosz will continue his stellar medical career in leadership positions spanning clinical affairs, research, and medical education. He is an emergency physician and a health law attorney, and we could not have a more qualified or experienced medical leader joining both our hospital’s.”

FAU Approved for Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its fifth university-sponsored fellowship. The FAU Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship will be based at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health – the primary site for the program – as well as Bethesda Hospital, also part of Baptist Health, and the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. All are members of the FAU College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium.

Majority of Nurses Attribute Well-Being Struggles to Staffing Shortages

With projected national shortages of 63,720 registered nurses in 2030 and 141,580 licensed practical nurses in 2035, a new survey finds one-third of nurses plan to leave the profession in the next two years.

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Welcomes Otolaryngologist and Thoracic Surgeon to Advanced Lung & Airway Center

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Razi and Dr. Lebovics to our team of experts at JFK University Medical Center who treat patients with breathing disorders,” said Faiz Y. Bhora, MD, FACS, Professor and Regional Chair of Surgery, Central Region, Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, who leads the Advanced Lung & Airway Center.

Program Leads to Sustained Improvements in Nurses’ Moral Resilience

An experiential educational program led to sustained improvements in nurses’ skills in mindfulness, resilience and competence in confronting ethical challenges. In the study, more than 95% of the 245 participating nurses reported confronting ethical challenges in their workplace, but only 15% had previously received formal ethics training.

State-of-the-Art Healthcare Destination Provides Comprehensive Suite of Services

Ochsner Health leaders joined with Jefferson Parish officials today to celebrate the opening of Ochsner Medical Complex – Clearview (4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006). The new patient-centered healthcare destination features state-of-the-art technology and a comprehensive suite of services, amenities and wellness offerings.

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Offers Innovative PSMA PET Imaging Test to Aid in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

“The availability of the PYLARIFY test at JFK University Medical Center means patients with prostate cancer no longer need to travel to obtain PSMA-targeted PET imaging. They can get this innovative technology close to home,” said Amie Thornton, president, chief hospital executive, JFK University Medical Center.

FAU, Broward Health to Partner on Academic Medicine

FAU and Broward Health on Monday announced a partnership agreement that will provide academic medicine to Broward County, and opportunities to collaborate in the areas of education, clinical training and practice, health services administration and research.

Homelessness, hospitals and mental health: Study shows impacts and costs

A new study that harnesses a new form of data on hospital patients’ housing status reveals vast differences in diagnoses between patients with and without housing issues who are admitted to hospitals. This includes a sharp divide in care for mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference

Registration is now open for AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), to be held in Philadelphia, May 22-24, 2023. The NTI experience will address nearly 50 clinical and professional development topics and include the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for progressive and critical care nurses.

Ochsner Accountable Care Network announces sixth straight year of exceptional quality outcomes and multi-million-dollar healthcare savings

OACN’s 2021 clinical successes, highlighted by a 100% quality score, can be attributed to increasing primary care physician visits, focusing on high-risk patient care coordination and support, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations through ambulatory care coordination, and improving patient satisfaction.

FAU, Hospital Partners Strategize on Future of Region’s Medical Residencies and Fellowships

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Consortium leaders recently met to strategize and outline the next phase for graduate medical education and residency programs in Palm Beach County, which they will launch in the fall.

FAU Awarded $1 Million to Help Prevent Injury, Death from Falls in Older Adults

Every second, an older person in the U.S. falls and injures themselves, and every 20 minutes one of them dies from the fall. The Geriatric Emergency Department Fall Injury Prevention Project will investigate several emergency department-based prevention strategies in older patients at high risk for recurrent falls and injury. The tailored multicomponent intervention will identify effective fall prevention strategies that target limited resources to high-risk individuals who come to the emergency department to improve patient outcomes, improve safety, and reduce overall costs of health care.

Toolkit: Immediate Strategies to Improve Nurse Staffing

A specially convened Think Tank of a diverse group of front-line nurses, nursing leaders and other key stakeholders has published a set of priorities and recommendations that provide immediate strategies that can be feasibly implemented in the short term (12-18 months) to help address the nurse staffing crisis.

Nurse, Heal Thyself – Spiritual Practices in the Midst of a Pandemic

For nurses on the frontline, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially disparaging, challenging and even life altering. Nurses have worked extremely long hours faced not only with the excessive, increased number of deaths of their patients, who were dying alone, but also grieved the loss of coworkers. Researchers explored the use of spirituality and religion in nurses on the frontline as a way to find purpose and meaning in life, especially during times of heightened stress and uncertainty.