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Everyday Hero Contest
21 Oct

Fashion Seal Healthcare® is pleased to announce the grand prize winner and runner-ups for our Everyday Hero Contest -- See below for their nominations!

TBT: Are ancillary departments the key to an improved patient experience?
08 Oct

Having spent much of my career developing and implementing Ancillary services operations for Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), I have a deep rooted appreciation for the impact these dedicated people can have on the patient experience. These support service departments can include:

16 Sep

An Apple A Day had a busy summer with lots of HOT topics for everyone!  Did you miss out?  Don't worry, here are the top five posts from this past summer starting with number one.

1. Deciphering the meaning of white coat lengths

This blog post tops the charts on a monthly basis.  Learn everything you've every wanted to know about the various lengths of lab coats and what them mean.  Some of the answers may surprise you!

Deadline Extended - Nominate Your Everyday Hero Today!
09 Sep

Due to the overwhelming number of entries, we have decided to extend the deadline of the Everyday Hero contest to Friday, September 25.

Don’t miss your chance to repay your Everyday Hero in healthcare! Complete this online form and let us know in 250 words or less what makes your Everyday Hero so special and deserving. Anyone in healthcare is eligible - it could be a:

Lab Coats by Fashion Seal Healthcare
02 Sep

If you were to describe what the average doctor looked like, you would say someone wearing a white coat with possibly a stethoscope around their neck or an Rx pad in their pocket. To most people, the white lab coat is a timeless garment that identifies a doctor immediately. Although this coat is used almost universally to identify a doctor, not many people know where the concept came from.

26 Aug

It is no surprise hospitals are placing a stronger emphasis on gauging the satisfaction level of their patients.  With Medicare reimbursements tied to HCAHPS scores, it makes sense in this consumer-driven market.

With the emergence of online reviews and patients demanding and expecting their hospital stay to mimic the service of a five-star hotel, hospitals needs to be prepared to meet those expectations

Enter now: Nominate your Everyday Hero!
10 Aug

Due to the overwhelming number of responses received, the submission deadline has been extended to Friday, September 25.

AHRMM15 is almost here – Are you ready?
06 Aug

The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s (AHRMM) Annual Conference & Exhibition offers more than 60 learning labs, panels, and roundtable discussions examining key ideas and best practices for the healthcare supply chain field, with an emphasis on advancing strategic engagement.

Key Strategies: Improving the patient experience while trimming costs
29 Jul

The transformation to value-based care for healthcare systems has been underway for quite a few years now, hence the heavy focus on the improving the patient experience as it can have a major effect on a hospital’s bottom line. We’ve seen healthcare executives propose and implement a variety of patient-centered strategies from adding services, redesigning facilities and training their staff to be more compassionate. With there being endless approaches, how can healthcare systems hone in on a select few that would truly improve the patient experience while not ramping up their costs?

TBT: Patient experience & satisfaction - Have you got it covered?
23 Jul

In healthcare today the “golden ring” is high ratings in patient satisfaction. Hospital patient satisfaction scores - once a well-guarded statistic – is now publicly transparent through the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Patient Satisfaction could also be considered an economic necessity for most hospitals in the U.S. Health system – high marks in HCAHPS scores equals higher levels of Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements (and vice versa). So bottom-line, leadership is paying attention and has been for a number of years.

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