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Board Terms
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:02:48 Z
I have been involved with both rural and urban hospital boards, and I find the tenure has been longer than three or six years for board members within the southwest area. Would the changes in tenure be prone to specific geographical areas within the United States, therefore more in line with the stated statistics?

Union vs Non Union
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:09:12 Z
I have worked in both institutions. I feel both have their strengths and weaknesses. It is essential as leaders we follow the guidelines. In the Union setting their are many times you might have to sit in an arbitration case. When you write policy etc...you must follow the most current guidelines in the union book. If not this will cause arbitration to happen. I think the presentation pointed thi...

employee satisfaction
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:04:52 Z
Hi I think it is essential we do things to keep our employees satisfied. Things that i have done: staff meetings/cook outs/ employee of the month/creating a newsletter It is so expensive to hire people and if you do not retain them more money goes out.How do other people do employee satisfaction? Thanks

Patient acuity
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:02:10 Z
I think the presentation and reading point out the importance for looking at the patient acuity to determine staffing guidelines. AS many states like California has certain staffing requirements as well as unions. It is imperative we as leaders stay current on these requirements so we do not do anything wrong and everyone stays safe

Job analysis and Job descriptions
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:59:03 Z
Hello I do think that as was stated in the PPT, that having an appropriate and accurate job analysis helps the employee as well as the employer. SO many times the job descriptions has not been updated. So someone goes out on leave, and needs to come back on restricted lifting. If the job description says <25 lbs but really they must lift much more. This gives a confusing message to everyone. I...

Board Membership recommendations/requirements
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:57:15 Z
The tutorial states that Sarbanes-Oxley requires that at least one member of the Board be from Finance.  Are there any other requirements or recommendations on professional background of Board Members?