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Thursday, May 12, 2022

International Nurses Day: How healthcare organizations are empowering nurses to improve patient outcomes

With Unite 360 Advocates Ryan Rotar, Gary Gremel, Sr., Mary K. McCarthy, Angela Stoddard and Judy Webb-Hapgood

This year, it’s more appropriate than ever that we celebrate International Nurses Day on the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Schoolchildren are told of her as "The lady with the lamp," leading the charge to care for wounded English soldiers in Victorian times. History portrays her as a kindly caregiver. But she was also the woman who used data analysis and data visualization and modern medical training to pioneer the field of professional nursing and take it to a higher level.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Are We Still ‘In This Together?’: Healthcare Supply Chain Faces the Great Resignation

With featured advocates Brian Dolan, Vice President, Resource Management, Bayhealth Medical Center, and Ryan Rotar, System Director, ERP Solutions, UNC Health

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, the mental and physical impact on healthcare workers continues to have consequences that will play out for years to come. Already this year we’ve seen an organized nationwide protest from nurses who say that working conditions have deteriorated as new waves of Covid-19 patients push hospitals to their limits.

The healthcare workforce is clearly taking a direct hit. According to an October 2021 survey by Morning Consult, “18% of health care workers have quit their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, while another 12% have been laid off.” Moreover, nearly one-third of those workers who’ve kept their jobs say they’ve contemplated a career change.

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