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Oregon Surgery Center Adds Charge Nurse Role to Enhance Unit Leadership

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Bend Surgery Center (BSC) is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center in Central Oregon, the first and largest in the area. It performs 13,000+ cases annually and enjoys high JCAHO approval rates; 99% of patients cite being satisfied and would recommend BSC to others. BSC’s mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, and healthy patient-focused environment. […]

The Cost of Nurse Retention Vs. Turnover

As the healthcare system in the U.S. struggles with a shortage of nurses and clinical support occupations, administrators are burdened with the impact this has on patient safety, public health, and the financial costs of employee turnover. The cost of turnover, particularly in the field of nursing, is growing and the number of nurses currently…

Alternative Care Models in Midst of a Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage

A combination of patient surges in 2020-2022 and nursing shortages have forced healthcare organizations to pursue new strategies for care delivery, or alternative care models. Pre-pandemic care models are stretching thin during a nurse shortage, so many U.S. health systems are rethinking their labor resources. Health systems are deploying alternative care models to address a…

Creating a Culture of Connection

This health system newsletter is a summary of Catalyst Learning’s webinar entitled “Creating a Culture of Connection: Proven Strategies for Success.”  To watch the webinar, click here. The 2022 workplace is being reshaped with a lens toward how the employer-employee relationship is changing.  Workers are questioning their career choices, and employers are asking themselves what…

Charge Nurses Are Also “Chief Retention Officers”

Organizational loyalty is cemented through relationships with supervisors and managers, but don’t overlook the importance of the Charge RN role to nurse loyalty and retention.  Turnover studies show that more often than leaving an employer, staff leave their first-level supervisor. Charge Nurses play a role in onboarding, coaching, patient experience and safety, and nurse retention. …

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