Friday, November 20, 2009

Why are Nurses Necessary?

Two recent pieces highlight the contributions nurses are making to improve the quality of care received by patients. Read on...

Nursing Department Improves Quality and Patient Satisfaction With Culture Change

In 1998, The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS, was faced with a patient satisfaction rate in the fifth percentile, turnover rates that were through the roof, and the reality of an organization that was losing market share.

Click here to find out how nurses turned things around, leading to a 60% decrease in turnover, a 65% increase in inpatient admissions, and more than 200% increase in revenue.

Health Reform: Necessary Nurses

Health blogger Allison Levy gives her take on how necessary nurses will continue to be if the health care reform package becomes a reality.

Click here to read her column.

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