About The Editorial Staff

The Editorial Staff is a team of writers with a passion for helping healthcare organizations manage their biggest and most important investment: their employees.

One week from today, Kathy B. Dempsey, President of Keep Shedding! Inc. will take the keynote stage at Talent Symposium 2016 — the annual HealthcareSource User Conference. As a former hospital executive, she strategically led Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of top 100 hospitals in the country. The fun, interactive session is packed with practical strategies for immediate implementation both on the job and at home.

A structured, proactive approach to leadership development in healthcare is an essential hallmark of many organizations across the care continuum. However, many healthcare organizations don’t have a defined process for identifying potential leaders and preparing them to succeed in their new role.

Compassionate nursing care is linked to higher clinical quality measures and better patient care overall, making it clear that hiring compassionate caregivers is crucial for a healthcare organization’s overall success. Here are some tips to help you hire compassionate caregivers for your healthcare organization. 1. Streamline the Interview Process Streamline the interview process to identify and attract

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The need for post-acute care over the next decade is going to require a massive influx of qualified and caring healthcare workers. While more people are living longer and independent lives, there will be an increased demand for post-acute care staff. Inpatient facilities, long-term care hospitals, and in-home professionals will need more staff members than

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Your healthcare organization succeeds or fails based on the performance of your employees. It really is that simple. No organization can excel in patient satisfaction when employees are disengaged.

High-quality employees are the key to delivering quality patient care, so it’s imperative that healthcare recruiting teams stay on top of open positions and strive to attract the best possible candidates. However, the task can be daunting when faced with hundreds of requisitions. This was the case for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

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Offering competitive compensation is essential in today’s healthcare environment. After all, nearly every healthcare organization faces stiff competition when recruiting staff. The challenge is even more pressing in rural areas where experienced talent is harder to come by. This was the case for Uniontown Hospital in Pennsylvania, a community hospital featuring very individualized positions. Without

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Unless you work in the information technology (IT) department of your organization, making technology decisions is not something you do every day. The options can seem daunting and the information overwhelming, but making well-informed — or ill-informed — IT decisions can have a significant impact in your healthcare organization. So for those of us who

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