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Thank your favorite nurse during Nurses Week 2016!
11 May

There is no arguing nurses are a crucial part of the healthcare system and this week is dedicated to them.  This year National Nurses Week is May 5-12, a week to celebrate, honor and thank the special nurses in our lives.

Hospitals and doctor offices often spend the week hosting breakfasts and lunches in their nurse’s honor and gifting their employees with chachkies and trinkets like mugs, key chains, pens and tote bags.

Consumers Place High Value on Uniforms
04 May

When I visit my doctor each year, I am always impressed with her appearance. Not only does she wear stylish clothes, her lab coat always looks impeccable. It is reassuring that my doctor always looks clean and professional, despite seeing many patients each day and a busy surgery schedule.

Environmental Services Role in Preventing Infection
27 Apr

When you think of how many departments there are in a single hospital it’s easy to see how having a successful Infectious control program can be a difficult one to maintain. Each department has to work as a single unit to make sure the success is something that is ongoing and part of their day to day obligations.

Two of the biggest factors in the success of such a program are Communication and Collaboration. It starts from the top and goes all the way down.

TBT: Quality Uniforms: Are yours up to par?
21 Apr

Uniforms are a reflection of your brand and services, so garment quality is essential when creating a professional appearance. This is especially crucial in the healthcare industry where patients now operate as consumers that have endless options as to where they receive care. Uniforms are a means to help your brand stand out from the rest of the competition.

When selecting a uniform provider there are a few influential factors to take into consideration:

Understanding the Young Healthcare Consumer
13 Apr

Finn Partners surveyed 1,000 adults to understand the healthcare habits of young Americans.  Being a proud Millennial myself, I know the popular stigma related to my generation of adults ages 18-33.  People often associate Millennial’s with being non-committal, job hoppers who use the web to shop for everything from clothes to groceries and receive their news via social media.  These assumptions are mirrored in the results collected from the Finn Partners survey.

Changes in Health Care
06 Apr

As a kid, the entire family went to the same doctor, whose practice was in a very small medical building. The receptionist was the same woman, and he had one nurse. When my father was having a heart attack, on a weekend, my mom was able to reach the doctor.  We didn’t have health insurance, and his office would work out a payment plan.

Enhancing the Patient Experience Through Empathy
30 Mar

We all are familiar with the saying “it’s not what you say, but how you say it”.  How a patient hears news about their prognosis is vital to making sure they have a clear understanding of their treatment plan and helps to promote trust.  Hospitals cannot improve their HCAHPS scores if they cannot improve communication skills between patients and their providers.

TBT: Patient satisfaction vs. patient experience
24 Mar

Most might read the title of this blog post and think, “What’s the difference?!” While some organizations might use the terms patient satisfaction and patient experience interchangeably, they do represent two completely different ideas.

Patient’s Wish List
16 Mar

Most of us do not realize the challenges faced by patients who are admitted into a hospital.  Many times basic things we take for granted can be taken away from the patient due to specific rules created by the facility. This can range from simple things such as choosing when to go to bed, when to get up and having complete privacy when performing daily activities. 

2016 - The Year of Changes
09 Mar

How many times have we heard that with a new year, comes many changes? Well you better buckle up because 2016 is going to be a fun year with many changes. In fact, many of these changes have already started last year. Changes that will impact both our personal lives and the way we do business. 

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Outpatient facilities are often a part of a large hospital or IDN. In a way, an outpatient facility is an extension of a unified health system and therefore a representation of the health system's brand and image.

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