Breaking Down the Science of Good Communication

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In August, 16 Medline employees from all across the country flew to El Crucero, Nicaragua, for the company’s first-ever medical service trip. Partnering with Project C.U.R.E., the Medline volunteers worked with the local community of El Crucero to deliver health education on topics like hand hygiene, first aid, nutrition and dental hygiene. Jill Vocke is a scientist at Medline’s Research … Read More

Advancing the Health of Healthcare: A Two-Way Street

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Through Medline’s partnership with Project C.U.R.E., the company’s first-ever medical service trip was planned. In August, 16 Medline employees teamed up with non-profit organization to deliver education on hand hygiene, nutrition and first-aid to the community of El Crucero, Nicaragua. Matt Ley is a sales operations manager and documented what this trip meant to him and his work.  Looking back … Read More

A Dermatologist’s Five Steps to Help Clinicians Continue Doing the Job They Love

By Matthew ZirwasYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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My expertise as a dermatologist at Bexley Dermatology is in treating chronic, difficult to treat skin problems. I see so much more than skin though. There’s a lot of heart behind each case, with clinicians questioning whether they can continue working. In the field of nursing, the turnover rate is one we can’t take lightly. It’s already above 17 percent … Read More

Exposing Pressure Injury Problems in the Operating Room

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are costing hospitals billions of dollars in treatment.1 For major surgeries, HAPUs are adding 44 percent to the hospital costs. More research is being done, but research shows per patient, the cost of treatment is running $20,000 to $70,000. To learn more about focusing on the operating room to reduce the number of pressure injuries I spoke … Read More

Why Care Transitions Need to Improve Now

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Skilled nursing facilities are getting busier. More than 20 percent of all hospitalized older adults who use Medicare will be transitioned and admitted to a SNF following a hospital stay. But patients don’t have a lot of time to decide. A study found most had to choose a skilled nursing facility the day before or even the day of being discharged.1 … Read More

Four Trends Driving Hospital-ASC Partnerships

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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are no longer free from the wave of healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As.) In 2015, Tenet Healthcare Corp. combined with United Surgical Partners International to form the nation’s largest provider of ambulatory surgery.1 Last year, AMSURG merged with Envision Healthcare.2 In January, Optum announced a $2.3 billion deal to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates.3 There’s a momentous shift … Read More