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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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Nursing Shortages, Retention and Diploma Schools

19 February, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The following dispatch from the Associated Press caught my attention this afternoon: Facing a nursing shortage, hospitals seek to retain new nurses by easing transition By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer 5:48 PM PST, February 15, 2009 MIAMI (AP) — Newly minted nurse Katie O'Bryan was determined to stay at her first job at least a year, even if she did leave the hospital every day wanting to quit. She lasted n Read more»

Performance Assessment: A Strategic Imperative

16 December, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Most NFL and college football teams do a better job of planning and evaluating their talent than the vast majority of healthcare organizations. This is particularly ironic since most NFL football players will never deliver a blood transfusion, administer chemotherapy, or fill a prescription for a critically ill patient in ICU, or run a busy hospital surgical service – anything that, if done badly, could harm or kil Read more»

Who Says Hotels Deliver Better Service Than Hospitals?

27 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Tyler, Texas [November 27, 2008] – Hospitals get a bad rap for poor service and embarrassing cost shifting. We are ridiculed – deservedly, more often than not – for not being able to deliver quality service in the manner of luxury hotels. In addition, if that is not enough, we hear the inevitable stories about the $25 aspirin or the arrogance of some employees who believe that they are the reason patients are t Read more»