Nutrition Suddenly a Hot Topic for Hospitals

Last week, Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio did what a number of pediatric hospitals across the country have done recently — it announced that it would stop selling sugar-sweetened soda and sports drinks at all of its locations. The policy, which takes effect May 1, applies to the hospital’s cafeteria…

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UC Hospital Workers Approve Strike

Unionized technical workers at University of California’s five hospitals plan to go on strike March 24, according to a Venice-MarVista Patch report. About 13,000 employees, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, authorized a strike with 97 percent support in a vote last week…

Read more at Becker’s Hospital Review.


Why hospital CEO turnover is on the rise

Hospital CEO turnover reached an all time high of 20 percent in 2013. Experts cite a variety of causes for the uptick, according to MedCityNews. As the healthcare industry consolidates and cuts costs, many executives may retire earlier than they have in past decades, Dona Padilla, a senior partner at Witt/Kiefer, told MedCityNews…

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Hospital CEO Turnover Hits Record High

The churn rate for hospital CEOs fluctuated between 14% and 18% for a decade, but spiked to 20% last year, the American College of Healthcare Executives says. One-in-five hospital chief executive officers churned through the job in 2013, a record rate of turnover, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives…

Read more at HealthLeaders Media.


Computerized safety checklist shows threefold drop in rates serious type of hospital-acquired infection

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients’ electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford…

Read more at News Medical.