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Martie L. Moore

Martie L. Moore

RN, MAOM, CPHQ, Medline Chief Nursing Officer

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, is the chief nursing officer at Medline. As CNO, Moore develops forward-thinking, solution-driven clinical programs, as well as new products and educational services. Prior to joining Medline, Martie was the chief nursing officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Under her leadership, Providence St. Vincent earned a third and fourth designation for Magnet.

Social Determinants: Buzzword or Emerging Thoughts and Actions?

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social determinants

Two words are spreading in healthcare and they’re having a widespread impact — social determinants.  Social determinants of health are the “structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.”1   Essentially, we’re looking at how those conditions impact your daily life.  Your health starts at home and in your neighborhood. For example, in rural America the White House … Read More

Patient Safety: Putting Words Into Action

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patient safety

A major merger is happening in May, but the recent announcement came during a week both groups feel strongly about – Patient Safety Awareness Week.  The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will operate under the IHI name to revitalize patient safety.  Both organizations call the issue a critical one, but believe it’s overlooked. … Read More

Do The Numbers Make Your Heart Beat Harder?

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Numbers are usually associated with a performance or actions that have a form of measurement.  Athletes receive numbers for the fastest run or highest jump.  Drivers receive speeding tickets for surpassing the posted number.  Sport scores, being pulled over for a speeding ticket, or exercising, all make our hearts beat harder. Yet numbers are often being ignored.  One in four … Read More

Moving Nurses from Hospital Rooms to Board Rooms

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Nurses on boards

A recent American Hospital Association survey of more than 1,000 hospital boards found that just five percent of board members were nurses, but there is a campaign happening right now to get more nurses on boards.  The Nurses on Boards Coalition is implementing a strategy to bring the experience of nurses to governing boards and to state and national commissions with … Read More

What Your Hospital Needs to Know about Disaster Preparedness

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disaster preparedness

With Hurricane Matthew due to pound the coast of Florida and other southeastern states this weekend, many hospitals in its path are referring to their disaster preparedness plans. Other facilities are using this as an opportunity to review their own plans. Disasters aren’t always natural disasters like storms that with the help of meteorologists, you can prepare to face. Disaster … Read More