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Nursing Shortage Anticipated in SC by 2030

According to a new report from Registered Nursing.org, South Carolina will be one of the top states who will be experiencing nursing shortage in the United States by 2030. Specifically, SC is at the 4th spot, next to California, Texas, and New Jersey. This report is based on data from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

One of the key reasons for this nursing shortage is pay. The average nursing pay in South Carolina is $10,000 less than the national average. So instead of staying in the state, RNs tend to leave for other higher paying states in the country. The demand for nurses is expected to boom in the coming years. Thus, SC is keen on attracting RNs from other minorities in order to reflect the different demographics in SC.

Read more about it here: SC will have the 4th-worst nursing shortage in the country by 2030, new report says

 

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2 years ago Business , Lifestyle , News

Know The Top Rated New Jersey Hospitals From Nurses

Before working in a certain hospital, we tend to ask around from friends and fellow colleagues about their reviews and feedback. However, their feedbacks can be limited to just a number of hospitals around the area. Of course, you would want a more encompassing list of more hospitals in New Jersey.

Good thing is that this article puts together a comprehensive list of what you need to know to get to the best hospital workplace in New Jersey. The list is also handy as real-life nurses include their comments plus their ratings for these hospitals.

The nurses’ top picks include the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey; Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Morristown Medical Center; and Ocean Medical Center Brick.

Get the full list here: Best Hospitals In New Jersey For Nurses In 2017

 

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2 years ago News , Nurse Hero

Nurse Braved A Man in Amok To Keep Her Patients Safe

Thriller movie happening in real life. “It was like a horror film,” these were the words of Leicester Royal Infirmary nurse Caroline Clayton-Barker when asked about the horrifying ordeal she had to go through. She is a living testament of how nurses are heroes, without the capes.

Before the wee hours of 16 January, Clayton-Barker’s shift was nothing out of the ordinary. She was attending to patients…until 22-year-old Yusuf Aka came into the emergency department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary after wielding knife outside the area. What happened next was surreal, as Clayton-Barker began ushering everyone to safety while Aka was throwing computers across the room. Good thing is that it all ended well. The police swiftly mitigated the situation, thanks to our everyday hero’s efforts. According to her, it was all just part of the job: Nurse who protected patients from knife-wielding man in A&E insists she was just doing her job.

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2 years ago News , Nurse Hero

Off-duty Nurse and NJ Troopers Saved Man in Sightseeing Cruise

An off-duty nurse quickly jumped into action when a passenger collapsed and became unresponsive during a sightseeing cruise. The mishap happened on July 31st at around 2:20 p.m.

According to a report, an off-duty nurse immediately performed chest compressions to help regain the man’s consciousness while the vessel started to race half-mile back to the coast of Brigantine.

The nurse was immediately assisted by state troopers from the Atlantic City Marine Services Station as soon as they received the report. Fortunately, the state troopers managed to jump into the moving vessel when it was not able to stop due to the water conditions.

The man was successfully revived.

Visit this page to read the complete details of this story.

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2 years ago News

Shore Medical Nurses Fight For Their Rights

Nurses at Shore Medical Hospital in Somers Point are still fighting for higher compensation. Despite the fact that Shore Medical Center’s profits are on the rise, hospital nurses have yet to reap the fruits of their labor. Worse, they are slowly being contracted out. They are forced to re-apply for their positions just to receive a fraction of their wages.

Nurses form an integral part of any hospital’s success. Sadly, the nurses at Shore Medical Hospital are not being recognized by the management. Nurse representatives are being left out in the dark during management meetings. The nurses do not know any of the hospital’s future plans.

In recognition of the nurses’ plight, the local labor community and hospital patients rallied their support behind the nurses. Community leaders and hospital patients were present during the nurses demonstration.

Read more about Shore Medical’s nurses here.

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2 years ago News

NJ Hospitals Worried About New Medicaid Legislature

June 2018 – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, D-Camden and Senate Budget and Appropriations Chairman Paul Sarlo, D-Bergen spearheaded a new bill that will limit “low acuity” hospital visits.

From $600, the bill will be significantly reduced to $160 per visit. This will limit ER visits for “minor” health issues such as fever and  sore throats.

However, NJ hospitals are saying they are just doing the right thing. Only a few doctors are accepting Medicaid payments. NJ hospitals are just bridging the gap.

According to Neil Eicher, vice-president of the New Jersey Hospital Association, “Hospitals should not be penalized for doing the right thing by providing quality care to patients who show up at our doors because insurance companies have failed to provide a network of providers available to these patients,”

Read more about this development here.

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2 years ago News

2 Hospital Systems in N.J. Are Massively Expanding

Two N.J. hospital systems are massively expanding. This development can only mean good news for the residents of Gloucester County.

“Our goal has always been, and this allows us to do it even better, to be able to take care of our community in our community, so people don’t have to travel somewhere else,” John DiAngelo, President and CEO of Inspira Health Network.

These improvements mean better and more accessible health care for the residents and visitors.

Find out more about these improvements by reading the article here:

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2 years ago News

Virtua Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lourdes Health System

Virtua has officially acquired Lourdes Health System on June 5, 2018 through the signing of a definitive agreement. Both Virtua and Lourdes brings complementary services according to David Kindlick, chairman of the Virtua Board of Trustees.

“Bringing our organizations together creates a more fully integrated network offering greater access and care options for our patients. It just makes good sense,” Kindlick stated.

Read the full story here…

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2 years ago News

Former South Jersey Hospital Home To Addiction-Treatment Center

A new 24-hour behavioral health center quietly opened Wednesday morning inside Virtua’s former hospital off White Horse Pike.

Virtua is partnering with Legacy Treatment Services to offer behavioral health and substance use treatment services in 3,000 square feet of renovated space down the hall from its stand-alone emergency department.

Read the full story here…

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