Authored By: Jim Kinsey Great Resignation. Burnout. Turnover. Staffing Crisis. The alarm about the healthcare staffing shortage has been sounded. A perfect storm has been created with a swell of healthcare professionals leaving the profession while fewer people enter the field. This is occurring against a backdrop of an aging population that requires increasingly complex

Authenticity in Allyship

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Authored By: Jim Kinsey Here we are at the end of Pride month! I hope that each of you found time to celebrate the community and yourselves! Pride month is such an important moment each year. It provides opportunities to celebrate, and to reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ community and find joy in

Authored By: Cindy Jecusco, Planetree International We have all heard the phrase “chicken soup is good for the soul,” but this phrase is backed by science. Studies show that proper nutrition helps the body fight infection and heal from surgery, wounds, colds, the flu, COVID-19, and various other illnesses and injuries. According to the CDC,

The economics of healthcare reimbursement don’t add up. Insurance companies pay for hospitals to treat patients when they are ill, rather than incentivizing healthcare systems to encourage wellness and prevent hospitalization. Recently, an article in Fortune highlighted this growing issue, discussing how preventative health and hospital-at-home models have the ability to upend healthcare economics. Within

New Patient Engagement Tools

Friday, 07 April 2023 by

    The Planetree International Patient and Family Partnership Council (PFPC) is thrilled to introduce new Patient Engagement Tools, resources designed for patients, by patients, to empower individuals and families to have a voice in their care experience. These tools are free and available to anyone in your community. We encourage you to download the

Authored By: Jim Kinsey, Director Content-Engagement Strategies, Planetree International I am concerned, no alarmed, no troubled, or maybe its all three. As I am writing this The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is tracking 413 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in 40 states across the United States. Of those 40 states, 24 have bills limiting or eliminating the

    As we enter the end of Q1 2023, staff turnover continues to challenge organizations around the world and across the continuum of care. Burnout, emotional fatigue, and stress are impacting caregivers, and organizations are asking the question: What makes healthcare workers stay in their jobs? The Harvard Business Review (HBR) sought to answer

Authored By: Jim Kinsey, Vice President of Engagement Strategies, Planetree International & Michael Giuliano, COO, Planetree International The history of healthcare inequity and public health crisis is not a new experience, and Monkeypox is shining light on the unfortunate cycle of “othering”. We are outlining evidence-based person-centered approaches to care that will help break this

    This Family Presence Policy Decision-Making Toolkit was developed by a group of nurse leaders, patient, family and elder advocates, and other clinical and non-clinical partners. It presents a decision-making framework that guides organizational leaders in considering a range of factors when adjusting family presence policies, including local conditions, resource availability, impact on equity,

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