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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

iative for Experienced Nurses at University Health System of Eastern Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina: Addressing Retention of Experienced Nurses While Promoting Safe Patient Handling at Greenville Hospital System
    • Nashville, Tennessee: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the "Smooth Moves" Safe Handling Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Lynchburg, Virginia: Implementing a Closed Staffing Model as a Nursing Retention Strategy at Centra Health at Lynchburg General Hospital
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Virtual Intensive Care Unit as an Alternative Environment for Critical Care Practice and Experienced RN Retention at Froedtert Hospital

    The seven case studies examined: Bon Secours Richmond Health System; Scripps Health; Carondelet Health Network; Monongalia County General Hospital; Mitre Corporation; L.L. Bean; and First Horizon National Corporation.

    The Lewin Group served as the National Coordinating Center for this initiative and provided coordination, technical support and data collection and analysis for the "Wisdom at Work" evaluation. The Lewin Group also developed the seven in-depth case studies of high performing organizations. To view both, visit www.rwjf.org/goto/wisdomatwork.

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