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  THIS JUST IN August 23, 2011  

Are you making the most of leadership development?

According to the National Healthcare Leadership Survey by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, larger hospitals, teaching hospitals, and hospitals affiliated with a healthcare system have higher adoption rates for leadership development best practices, such as selection of new talent, performance management, succession planning, learning and development, and governance.

The board, the C-suite, and IT

The new Center for Healthcare Governance monograph The Journey to High Value Healthcare: The Board’s Role in Clinical Transformation provides a guide for boards and the C-suite as they align strategies, decision-making tools, processes, information technology, and people to build new organizational capacity for clinical transformation.

AHRQ: More than 6 million pediatric hospital stays in 2009

There were 6.4 million hospital stays for children age 17 and younger in 2009—nearly 17% of all hospital stays—and about three-quarters of these were for infants under age 1, according to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report. Compared with all hospitalizations, stays for children were on average shorter (3.8 days) and less expensive—about half the average cost for stays overall—with the aggregate cost for children’s stays at $33.6 billion, or about 9% of total hospital costs.

There's still time to register! Nursing Management Congress2011

Join us for Congress2011 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, October 24 to 28. Network with colleagues, mingle with faculty and industry experts, and visit numerous exhibits that provide alternatives and strategies for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care delivery and nursing practice in your healthcare setting. It’s a sure bet!


Earn CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Nursing Management and taking the test.

Dissolving clique behavior
Sandra A. Barton, MS, RN-BC; Majed S. Alamri, MS, RN; Denise Cella, MS, RN; et al.

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

The CNO and the ACO: An alphabet soup of healthcare reform
Aline M. Holmes, MSN, RN

Writing for resolution
Denise Ramponi, DNP, MSN, RN, CEN, CRNP, FAEN, and Rhonda Morgan, DNP, MSN, RN, APN, CEN, CCNS, CNRN




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