Preliminary results from a nationwide survey show nurses are widely satisfied with their career paths, although a third report spending more of their time on administrative tasks not directly related to the care of patients than they did five years ago. Full Story
For more than 24 years, the Dallas/Fort Worth Great Awards has honored 100 of the region’s finest nurses. Here are the winners for 2014. Full Story
Here are 12 men and women who go above and beyond to make North Texas a healthier place to live, including honorees from Baylor, UT Southwestern, Medical City Children’s, Dallas ISD, and others. Full Story
Here are 12 men and women who go above and beyond to make North Texas a healthier place to live, including honorees from Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith, UT Southwestern, Methodist Dallas, and others. Full Story
In May 2013, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the establishment of a second degree baccalaureate nursing degree program for students in North Texas. Full Story
There are a significant number of people in their 30s entering nursing, aided by the growth in the number of institutions offering nursing programs and accelerated degree programs. Privately funded campaigns that boosted the image of nursing and warnings of impending shortages deserve part of the credit. Full Story
Half of the nation’s top-spending counties in terms of Medicare home health spending per capita are located in and around the Rio Grande Valley, prompting MedPAC to urge Medicare to step up fraud monitoring in the region, according to Modern Healthcare. One-third of the residents of Duval County had Medicare home health claims in 2011, making the rural South Texas region with a population of 13,000 the country’s highest rate of Medicare home health use. Jack Stick, deputy inspector general for enforcement in the Office of Inspector General for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, said he was aware of… Full Story
In 2011, Temple-based Scott & White Healthcare was struggling to find experienced nurses to keep up with the growth in patients and facilities. Last year, it found the solution: stop relying on temporary nurses, and start training and investing in new graduates to fill permanent positions. Using money saved from the administrative costs to manage the temporary contracts, Scott & White was able to bring on nurse interns and recent graduates during the summer, in order to train them with residents and fellows, Health Leaders Media reports. Keith Minnis, vice president of human resources, said the approach has saved the organization… Full Story
Medical City has earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet recognition for a third time, becoming the first Dallas-Fort Worth area hospital to do so, the center announced Monday. “We are just delighted and honored to be among the elite,” chief nursing officer Carol Gregory said in a statement. “We couldn’t ever have accomplished this if we didn’t have each and every one of us throughout the organization focused on quality care for our patients.” Medical City first earned the award in 2003, becoming the first DFW-area hospital to do so. The Magnet Recognition Program for Nursing Excellence is based on quality… Full Story
A survey of healthcare administration by Irving-based Merritt Hawkins underscores the sharp contrast in the outlook of healthcare executives compared with physicians.
Dallas-Fort Worth added 14,400 health services and education jobs in the past year.