Select from case studies, whitepapers and webinars to discover valuable information related to leadership placement, cultural excellence, and Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® designations.


Case Studies
Magnet Redesignation
Editorial Staff
350+ Inpatient-Beds Hospital Achieves Magnet Redesignation Partnering With HealthLinx Background Facility Overview: • University-affiliated General Medical and Surgical Hospital in the Northeastern United States • 350+ inpatient beds • More than 30 years as a leading teaching hospital Case Presentation: • Seeking re-designation and worked with HealthLinx for their prior
PCU Nurse Manager
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Flagship Hospital achieves $303,661 in Positive Financial Impact in 133 days Background   Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a three-hospital, not-for-profit community health care system. Case Presentation: History of unstable leadership at the nurse manager level. The unit was struggling with the use of contract labor, retention of staff, patient experience and other
Chief Nursing Executive
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Community Hospital achieves over $500K in Positive Financial Impact in just 169 days Background   Facility Overview: Community hospital with 114 beds in a rural location Case Presentation: Previous leadership was challenged with ability to develop direct reports. Decline in key metrics - such as HAPU, falls, & C. Diff. Lack of leadership can be a threat to retaining curren
Director of Cardiovascular Cath Lab
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Community hospital achieves $913,325 Positive Financial Impact in 8 Months Background Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a four hospital system, 254-beds, not-for-profit, Level II tertiary teaching hospital Case Presentation: Position vacancy of 10 months in need of supply standardization, improved quality metrics, and staff stabilization Outcome: Targeted deliverables achieve
Magnet vs Pathway - Determine Which Journey Is Best For You
Mary Clarke
This Magnet vs Pathway presentation describes the major differences between the standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® Program and the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Program®. The webinar identifies key criteria that hospital leaders can use when choosing between these excellence programs for their organization.  
Performance Improvement Journey Webinar
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Access this webinar to learn more about performance improvement (PI) and why it is important to an organization’s quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, productivity, and financial success. This session focuses on different tools and methods for implementing performance improvement. Learn how to apply PI tools and methods into everyday opportunities, such as purposeful rounding, quality
Improving Surgical Services Performance Webinar
Darlene Smuke
Access this webinar to learn more about overall Surgical Services Performance. This session focuses on the importance of a Performance Improvement Journey to align with advancing technologies and surgical care delivery. Review of the Performance Journey S-Curve will assist you to identify the current status of your Service Line and enable goal setting for continued performance improvement. Our
Deliver Outstanding Patient Outcomes By Creating A Healthy And Happy Workplace
Suzanne Miller
Discover how healthcare executives tasked with developing culture can work with staff to ultimately improve patient satisfaction in their organization. Topics covered include: The important correlation between nursing engagement and patient experience Common causes of disengagement among staff What your team isn’t telling you Meet your team where they are at Back to Basics on
Improving the Patient Experience - 6 Leadership Keys to Success
Valerie Jones
Introduction Leadership is crucial to inspiring, instilling, and facilitating change. Success requires a Leader who understands and acts with integrity and intelligence in response to the dynamics surrounding the patient experience. Any action for improvement begins with honest reflection. Ask yourself three questions: 1. What is the patient experience at my facility? 2. What would make the
Nursing Shortage
An Examination of the Nursing Shortage & its Relationship to Recruitment & Retention Although there have been intermittent periods of reprieve from the nursing shortage in the U.S., this lack of availability has more often than not repeated itself. These nursing shortages are manifested in a myriad of ways and reveal a complex web of interconnected and often uncontrollable factors for
Criticality of the Chief Nursing Officer
Editorial Staff
Success or Failure is in Your Hands Although the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is both necessary and critical to any hospital organization, it may be surprising to recognize that little has been published about why this is true. The intangible factors associated with the success or failure of the individual  fulfilling this daunting role is poorly understood. This individual is leading more than 6
The Value-Based Purchasing Vaccine
Kathleen Yhlen
How Pursuit of Nursing Excellence Inoculates Hospitals to Maximize Value-Based Purchasing Reimbursement Nursing excellence is an essential piece of the reimbursement equation in the Accountable Care Act’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program. VBP links a portion of the hospital’s reimbursement to patient satisfaction scores, clinical process measures and quality outcome measures. Nursing care

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