Use a Lean Approach to Avoid Building a Field of Dreams for Contaminants

05/08/18
You may remember the classic American film, “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. In the movie, Ray Kinsella (Costner), an Iowa farmer, hears a voice whispering, “If you build it, he will come.” As the story develops, the whispering voice morphs into visions of a need for Ray to turn a portion of his cornfield into a baseball field so star players from yesteryear can return and relive their dreams. After the first player arrives, he asks Ray if... More

5 Tips to Aid Pharmacy Disaster Planning

05/08/18
Natural disasters come in many forms—tornados, earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes, to name a few. In order to ensure the safety of patients and meet the medical needs of their communities, health systems and pharmacies painstakingly plan for these and other scenarios through building codes and facility layouts. More

Make the Most of Staffing to Minimize Weekend Effect

05/08/18
Many of us view the weekend as a time to recharge and get ready for a new week. But for some hospital patients, a weekend stay could mean exposure to a phenomenon called the “weekend effect.” More