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Recession Be Damned: RN Shortage Looms, Hospitals Scramble

30 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
“By next year, more than half of the nation's registered nurses will be over age 50 and many will be considering retirement. “Surveys reveal that 116,000 registered nurse positions are now unfilled in U.S hospitals; another 100,000 job vacancies exist in nursing homes. Although the recession has caused some nurses to delay retirement, the aging demographic means an increasing demand for nurses looms, and may outp Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

19 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very bi Read more»

The Gospel of Service, Accountability

4 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (July 3, 2009) – When Ron Davis arrived at Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in 2003, life for the organization and its employees was anything but good. Finances were a wreck, service was, at best, uneven, and the community was quickly losing confidence. Read more»