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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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions’ Brendan Courtney Honored on 2018 Staffing Industry Analysts “Staffing 100” List

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—March 5, 2018—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is pleased to announce that Brendan Courtney, president and chief executive officer, has been named among the most influential leaders in the staffing industry by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). This marks the third consecutive year Courtney has been named to the North American Staffing 100 List. Staffing 100 honorees […]

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions Appoints Valerie L. Brown Ethics and Compliance Officer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee—January 25, 2018—HealthTrust Workforce Solutions announced that it has named Valerie L. Brown as ethics and compliance officer. The appointment underscores HealthTrust’s commitment to promoting a high level of regulatory compliance, organizational ethics and operational excellence. “Values-based ethics and compliance are vital components of the HealthTrust culture,” said Brendan Courtney, president and chief executive […]

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Going Over a Patients Charts

Beyond HCAHPS Scores

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) has become a vital predictor of a hospital’s bottom line. That’s because the patient satisfaction survey required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an important determining factor for agency reimbursements—and hospitals with lower scores are financially penalized. Patient satisfaction rates make […]

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HealthTrust Workforce Solutions’ StaRN Program Answers Critical Nursing Need

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions has launched a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses: Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN). “We have an interesting phenomena going on right now in nursing,” said Tony Pentangelo, executive vice president of managed services for Workforce Solutions. “It’s very competitive for critical care nurses in […]

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Smart Workforce Management Strategies to Maximize Productivity

In an era when cost seems to trump care, hospitals are challenged to find new ways to extract value from operations already burdened by the need to balance census levels, mandated value-based purchasing and reduced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. With labor typically as a hospital’s single largest cost, there is opportunity to unlock value through workforce strategies […]

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