"Street Nurse" brings care to the homeless

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street-nurseAmanda Buccina, R.N., is the “Street Nurse” of Sacramento, Calif. She spends every workday caring for the city’s homeless residents.

The Street Nurse program began in March 2016 as a collaboration between Sacramento-based Sutter Health and WellSpace Health, a community health center.

Some 5,000 city... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Caregivers, access, care coordination

Hospital engages community to help heal young victims of violence

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praise-danceIn the African-American festival of Kwanzaa, Ujima is a day to celebrate collective work that builds and maintains a community.  

That collective spirit inspires Project Ujima, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s effort to build and maintain a community around young victims of violence.

The Milwaukee... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Caregivers

AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

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“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results” – Florence Nightingale

In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into an AHA personal membership group to create a professional home... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Caregivers, leadership, nurses, workforce

Ready for Independence Day

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The July 4th holiday will be a long weekend vacation for most Americans, full of patriotic celebrations with family and friends, parades, picnics and fireworks. As we celebrate, it’s a good opportunity for everyone to reflect on the blessings of our liberty and the sacrifices made throughout history to... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Caregivers, access

Thank You To All Nurses

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Congratulations to all of my nursing colleagues as we celebrate National Nurses Week. It is important that we take time to pause to recognize the valuable contributions that nurses make each and every day. The focus of this year’s Nurses Week is Culture of Safety: It Starts With You. Nurses understand the... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, quality, patient safety, safety, Caregivers, nurses, workforce

What hospitals need to know about ransomware

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By Mary Ellen Callahan

Over the past few weeks, several health care companies and hospitals have been hit by ransomware. For example, when patients walked into one hospital, they were greeted with the information that the hospital had no access to email, some patient data was inaccessible, and other... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Cybersecurity, Caregivers

Caring for Our Veterans and Veterans Taking Care of Us All

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America’s hospitals honor the service of our nation’s veterans and work to provide high-quality care for those who have served in the armed forces.  Working closely with our partners in the Veterans Administration (VA) health system, hospitals strive to address any unique needs veterans may have because... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality, population health, Caregivers, Mental health, Behavioral health

United Against Flu

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It’s that time of year again. Football season has hit its stride; the leaves are beginning to turn and young ghosts and goblins are anticipating tricking or treating their friends. It’s also the time of year when health care professionals turn their attention to preventing that annual, unwanted visitor,... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: patient safety, population health, Caregivers, prevention

OSHA/NIOSH issue toolkit for hospital staff respiratory protection programs

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released a toolkit to help hospitals protect staff from respiratory hazards. OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard requires that health care employers establish and maintain a respiratory... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: safety, Caregivers, regulation, workforce

Planning for National Hospital Week: May 10-16

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National Hospital Week (NHW) is May 10-16. Many hospitals and health systems commemorate the week by celebrating the employees, volunteers and others who contribute to their collective work. For those planning events or other activities, NHW-branded gifts, giveaways and awards are still available for... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Caregivers, leadership

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