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In Harms Way… Again

28 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When hospitals choose higher margins/EBITDA/growth in earnings — whatever you want to call it— in exchange for bare-bones staffing that results in harm to patients, I have concerns.  Patient care and safety should not be penalized because hospitals are willing to cut corners at any cost. The following example is not hypothetical, or a story […] Read more»

Are You Prepared For Layoffs?

16 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
This was one of our most popular blog posts in 2014 and has continued to receive a great deal of traffic this year so we thought it must be worth sharing again.  In executive offices and administrative suites of hospitals all across America, there are some really good people toiling away who will lose their […] Read more»

Less Money, Higher Expectations

21 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The harsh reality in healthcare is that providers must meet higher expectations for quality of care and enhanced patient safety all within the framework of lower costs, our new holy grail. This points to a need to shift in the way we execute our talent acquisition programs.  We need to hold our recruiters accountable for […] Read more»