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CMS five-star hospital ratings
11 May

In April 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled their new five-star quality rating on the Hospital Compare website which are based on the 11 publicly reported measures in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The intention is to make understanding the data easier for healthcare consumers.

National Hospital Week 2015
06 May

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the employees who support the health of their communities through dedication and compassionate care.

Celebrate National Nurses Week!
04 May

You don’t have to be a nurse to know that it is a hard career. Just observing nursing professionals in action, you know that they spend an average of 12 hours on their feet daily, deal with a range of personalities and emotions of patients and their families, and at times make life-and-death decisions for patients.

Are scrubs trending outside of healthcare facilities?
29 Apr

Why do healthcare professionals wear scrubs? Healthcare professionals wear special apparel, like scrubs or lab coats, so they are distinguished from other people and patients in a medical facility. I know, pretty obvious; however, what about those in scrubs that aren’t healthcare professionals?

Engaged Employee in a Lab Coat by Fashion Seal Healthcare
22 Apr

Despite advances in medical technology, healthcare is still a people-intensive business and improving Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores requires an investment in human capital—specifically, on employee engagement. Employee engagement is the emotional commitment employees have to the company and its goals.

Examples of an engaged employee are endless, here are a few:

The NEW www.FashionSealHealthcare.com
20 Apr

The NEW www.FashionSealHealthcare.com has officially launched! Built specifically with uniform decision makers and end-users in mind, our new website offers an interactive experience and user-friendly navigation.

Along with a fresh, cutting-edge look, the NEW Fashion Seal Healthcare® website is packed full of valued-added features and tools to help you:

Beryl Institute Patient Experience 2015 Conference Logo
15 Apr

I was fortunate to be among the 800 attendees at the Beryl Institute’s 2015 Patient Experience Conference in Dallas.  It was inspiring to hear first-hand accounts of many dedicated and passionate people who are making a difference in the lives of their patients.

Does your current supplier have a proven Plan B?
13 Apr

Recently I was preparing to travel to Florida for a VIBM (“very important” business meeting) when all of a sudden a huge snow storm hit Pennsylvania, resulting in the cancellation of all flights. Upon learning my original flight was cancelled due to the pending major Nor’easter, I normally would go into panic mode, but fortunately for me I had a Plan B – a relationship with a trusted travel agent.

The new care team: Physician assistants and nurse practitioners
08 Apr

On your next doctor visit you may see less of your physician and more of other familiar faces. Over the next decade, health officials are projecting a shortage of health care professionals, specifically physicians, brought about by health reform and an aging baby boomer generation. A 2015 study conducted for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that the U.S. will be short some 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025. With the looming physician shortage, there is growing demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners to fill the void.  

Distress Thermometer by National Comprehensive Cancer Network Panel
06 Apr

In addition to the vital signs of temperature, respiration, heart rate, blood pressure and pain, is it time for health care professionals to recognize emotional distress as a core indicator of a patient's health and well-being?   

Despite the acknowledgment by Oncologists and Administrators of the importance of the psychosocial side of a disease, there has been little effort to modify clinical practice, expand hospital budgets to pay for these ser¬vices, or implement policy changes for third-party coverage of this crit¬ical component of patient care.

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