Did you know that, hidden away in the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP), there is an often-overlooked requirement that is ideal for increasing medical staff involvement and improving practice evaluation?
Tucked away on the far side of mountain passes in northeast Oregon, the 25-bed critical access Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande provides much-needed care for a populace that can be cut off from larger facilities by a single snowstorm.
Innovation is a favorite buzzword in healthcare. There are any number of vendors and consultants lining up to sell you a toolkit, seminar, or some other widget to make your organization more “innovative.”
The aging of both the current healthcare workforce and the population in general, coupled with the dramatic healthcare reform facing the country, has increased the demand for many healthcare professionals and expanded the roles and skill sets for existing professionals.
Stakes are high, opinions are divided, and emotions are charged. You are under pressure, possibly stumped, full of adrenaline. Welcome to the world of deeply human conversations as outlined in the seminal work Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al ...