Archive for October 2014

News Roundup – October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. COMMENTARY: Many hospitals lack communication skills (The Courier-Post) An Oct. 3 piece in The New York Times about the Texas Ebola case provides a glimpse into longstanding issues within U.S. … More

News Roundup – October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Merger of Two Hospitals Could Increase Quality, but Also Concentrate Power (NJ Spotlight) If the end of traditional hospitals concentrating services within their walls wasn’t apparent, the proposed merger of … More

Knowlton: ‘We Need the Leadership of Nurses on Every Hospital Board’

October 17, 2014

“I believe the leaders in hospitals recognize the value of nurses. They know nurses are essential to everyday patient care,” writes David L. Knowlton, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and a co-lead of the New Jersey Action Coalition, on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation … More

News Roundup – October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Opinion: New Jersey hospitals prepared for public health threats (NJToday.net) NJNI Program Co-Director Aline Holmes writes: “It’s hard to miss the news reports about Ebola and enterovirus (EV-D68). People … More