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New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow
Date:7/29/2009

at include interactions with employees through trainings, orientations and communication that aim to consistently engage employees and provide them with relevant information.

"Wisdom at Work" also showcases successful retention initiatives at a number of health care systems including: Centra Health in Lynchburg, Va.; Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y.; Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill.; and Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Greenville, S.C.

The 13 "Wisdom at Work" research projects were conducted in:

  • Los Angeles, California: Impact of Reducing Physical Practice Burdens on Retention of Experienced Nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Ft .Collins, Colorado: Impact of the Base Staffing Model on Retention of Experienced Nurses at Poudre Valley Health System
  • Tampa, Florida: Impact of a Lift Team on the Recruitment and Retention of Experienced Nurses at Florida Health Science Center
  • Atlanta, Georgia: The "Smooth Moves" Initiative to Retain Experienced Nurses at the Bedside at Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Aurora, Illinois: Impact of the ACT Nurse Program on Experienced Nurse Retention at Rush-Copley Medical Center
  • Naperville, Illinois: Impact of the Wellness at Work Lifestyle Change Initiative on Retention of Experienced Nurses at Edward Hospital and Health Services
  • Cooperstown, New York: Impact of the Admission Nurse Initiative on Recruiting and Retaining Wisdom at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
  • Rochester, New York: The Minimum Lift Program Initiative to Reduce Lost Staff Time Due to Patient-Related Injuries at Strong Memorial Hospital at The University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Greenville, North Carolina: Fanning the Flame: A Retention Init
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