HealthTrust Workforce Solutions Named Recipient of 2019 Best of Staffing® Client Award by ClearlyRated™

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—February 13, 2019—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions announced today that it has been recognized with a Best of Staffing® Client Award by ClearlyRated for endorsements received from its client organizations. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder and Indeed, Best of Staffing recognition is based on Net Promoter Score, a measure of how likely clients are to recommend […]

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Vendor Credentialing Standards

Safety First HealthTrust and many of its members champion a vendor credentialing Pstandard that addresses safety and regulatory issues. Patient safety considerations encompass more than preventing medical errors, reducing surgical complications or lowering the instance of healthcare-acquired infections. Another important, but often overlooked, factor in implementing a culture of patient safety is strengthening vendor credentialing, […]

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Balancing Cognitive Diversity in Healthcare Teams

Though problem-solving and juggling an array of tasks is standard for nurses, a relatively new strategy is being utilized in healthcare organizations that could help build in more short- and long-term success for nursing teams: cognitive diversity. A 2017 article from the Harvard Business Review defines cognitive, or functional, diversity as the “differences in perspective […]

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Next-Generation Healthcare

As the healthcare industry continues to shift from volume to value, providers are under mounting pressure to cut costs and deliver higher-quality care. This becomes even more challenging as the population ages, healthcare needs increase and the healthcare labor market gets tighter. In addition, knowledgeable consumers are driving demand for even more personalized care and […]

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Tracking the Future of EMR: Walmart’s Move Toward Blockchain-enabled Medical Records

In August, Walmart was awarded a patent that may signal what the future holds for electronic medical records (EMRs). As Walmart wades into the healthcare business, the nation’s largest private employer is exploring blockchain technology’s application for medical records. “Walmart was one of the first companies to manage behavioral data and consumer-related information, and use […]

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Supplier Diversity:
 How Small & Diverse Companies Impact & Improve Communities

To celebrate its 35th year in business, O’Fallon, Missouri-based Phoenix Textile Corporation is pulling out all the stops. But in lieu of champagne toasts or team trips to an exotic location, President Linda Haberstroh had something else in mind—ramping up the company’s commitment to community support. Phoenix’s employees have helped fund and build a Habitat […]

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Full-speed Recovery:
 Patient-centered ERAS Protocols Upend Conventional Wisdom With ‘Wildly Successful’ Results

In 1995, Danish physician Henrik Kehlet, M.D., published a revolutionary paper documenting the recovery of eight elderly patients who had undergone elective colonic resections for cancer. The procedure typically kept patients in the hospital for 12–15 days. Under Kehlet’s care, they were discharged in two or three days. Although Kehlet accomplished something groundbreaking, his methods […]

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Saying Yes to a Greener World: Saint Peter’s University Hospital Does Its Part

When Bill Miller, director of strategic initiatives at HealthTrust’s inSight Advisory Services–Energy, recently called Robert Mulcahy, vice president of facilities, operations and support services at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, the conversation did not go as expected. Miller hoped to help Saint Peter’s procure energy, increase efficiency and decrease costs. Miller asked Mulcahy what he always […]

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Battling Influenza With Leading-edge Vaccines

Influenza is one of the world’s most devastating vaccine-preventable diseases, which makes staying ahead of the disease with leading-edge immunology science even more crucial. “Though it’s hard to make projections on the upcoming flu season based on a prior season,” explains Dan DiVito, senior director influenza vaccines for Sanofi Pasteur U.S., “we look closely at […]

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Cost Savings & Clinical Advances for Ardent Health Services’ Pharmacy Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent Health Services operates 31 hospitals in seven states. While the hospital group has long partnered with HealthTrust to assist with managing its supply chain and supply expenses, leaders recognized a few years ago that the pharmacy also offered significant cost-savings opportunities. In 2014, Ardent Health launched a number of new […]

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The FDA’s Next Step in the Device Misconnections Crusade

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) continues its collaboration with standards organizations, federal partners, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, individual patients and other stakeholders on an important patient safety issue—reducing the chance of medical device misconnections. Such coaction aims for a result that ensures patient safety and facilitates the availability of products that work for various […]

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Liberating Patients From ICU Delirium

Ashley Cundiff, MSN, RN, keeps a close eye on patients in her 32-bed intensive care unit (ICU) at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She’s watching for more than changes to their vital signs. She’s looking for what they may not be able to communicate. She’s trying to keep them from slipping into delirium. “We call […]

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Metrics That Matter

LifePoint Health Receives 2018 HealthTrust Innovation Grant for Advances in Antimicrobial Stewardship Just a year after starting a systemwide antimicrobial stewardship program, Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health reported significant achievements in promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials at all of its facilities (numbering 72 at the time). In June 2016, when the enterprisewide initiative began, just […]

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A Champion for Women’s Health: Dr. Frank Kolucki, M.D.

Frank Kolucki, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, has served health systems in northeastern Pennsylvania for more than two decades. At Scranton’s Moses Taylor Hospital, now an affiliate of Community Health Systems (CHS), Kolucki serves as chairman of the department of obstetrics and helped establish the Women’s and Children’s service line. In 2015, he led a team […]

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Maximizing Collective Intelligence With Telepresence

“Video conferencing on steroids.” That’s how Terriance Moody, CEO of Dream Systems, describes telepresence, a simulation technology that enables the next-generation of face-to-face video meetings. Moody’s Nashville, Tennessee-based company uses robotics, high-definition video screens, and precise audio and video technologies to help
 healthcare professionals quickly communicate their expertise across the country and around the world. Dream […]

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Bone Cement. No One Size Fits All

Joint replacement surgeries have revolutionized the treatment of arthritis and allowed a generation of older adults to stay active for decades longer than their ancestors. Bone cement, which is used to fix joint replacement implants to bone, makes many of those surgeries possible, allowing surgeons to transfer body weight and service loads from the prosthesis […]

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Improving the World’s Health

HealthTrust Members Offer Aid & Education to Places Near & Far At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, according to a 2017 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. In addition, many families are pushed into extreme poverty because of tremendous health expenses, the report […]

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Sustainable Practices With Anesthesia Gases

Inhaled anesthetics are necessary agents in the operating room, yet only about 5 percent of anesthesia gas administered during surgery is actually metabolized by a patient. The other 95 percent is released into a tube as a patient exhales and vented into the atmosphere through a scavenger system. Such waste becomes greenhouse gas, accounting for about […]

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions President & CEO Named to Florida 500 List of Most Influential Floridians

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—September 26, 2018—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions announced today that President & CEO Brendan Courtney has been named to Florida Trend’s Florida 500, a list comprising the 500 most influential business leaders in the state. This distinct honor represents Courtney’s overall commitment, energy and effort in continuing to move Florida forward. “I am honored to be […]

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Caring for Baby Boomers

As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age and medications enable them to live longer with multiple conditions, hospitals are devising creative strategies for balancing the influx of complex health needs with the quality of life desired by this growing patient population.  

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