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14 Oct

People always say it is never too early to start planning for your future, but when is the right time to make sure your loved ones have been planning for their own?  Being a Millennial myself, I’d like to think that my mother will be in perfect health forever, but there will be a day that I will need to start the conversation about her long-term care wishes.  

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.

The Late Re-Ella Walker
13 Aug

Implementing a uniform program is a major decision for any company. Ella (Jenkins) Gray, CEO of Gareda Homecare Services was recently faced with choosing a uniform provider for her 1,800 dedicated home healthcare workers.  

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.

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.

10 Jun

The last time you were in a hospital or a clinic, whether it be for an overnight procedure, same day procedure or just simple blood work, did you notice the curtain in your room? Was it clean? Or better yet, when was the last time it was cleaned and disinfected? How many different sets of hands have tugged and pulled on that curtain?  Have you ever thought about those little germs being transferred from curtain to curtain?

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