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Apr. 6, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here are special offerings for a webinar and summer internship program. Register today for these special benefits.

ASHHRA Webinar
Combating the Health Care Crisis Starts with Healthy Workers: Employee Benefit Practices in Hospitals and Health Systems
Tuesday, April 17
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Mike Gaal, FSA MAA, Senior Consultant at SullivanCotter and Associates, Inc.
Price: Free for ASHHRA members | $24.99 for non-members (Become a member of ASHHRA and get the Webinar for FREE!)

Attend this webinar sponsored by SullivanCotter and HighRoads to review key findings from a national survey on employee benefit practices for hospitals and health systems. The presentation will cover health and welfare benefits, paid time off, and retirement plans, in addition to information on how health care reform is affecting health care organizations.

Please click here to register

IFD Program
The Institute for Diversity has begun matching host sites and students for the 2012 SEP Season and will go through the end of May. New host sites are still welcome to participate. The SEP is a 10-12 week internship for minority MHA graduate students in your hospitals for the summer of 2012. Meet tomorrow's superstars of hospital administration, today!

For members of ASHHRA, the Institute is offering a $1000 reduction to the administrative fees for the first five hospitals that register for the 2012 Season. Included with that, is a complimentary one-year membership with the Institute for one hospital. Contact Education Specialist Chris O. Biddle at or 312-422-2658 to get registered today!

Institute for Diversity National Conference, June 5-6 — for details and to register by March 15, click here.



Balancing medicine, faith
Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a medical student, Dr. Julie Oyler was told to remove the cross she wore on the lapel of her white coat. As a resident, Dr. Aasim Padela was told he wouldn't have time to recite Islam's five daily prayers. But ignoring God was not an option for Oyler, an evangelical Christian, or Padela, a Muslim. Nor should it be, according to researchers at the University of Chicago, where both doctors now freely practice their medical specialties and religious traditions. More

Discrimination in the workplace: Are you breaking the law?
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The Great Recession wasn't just hard on the bottom line. Civil rights advocates say that in recent years a record number of businesses — big and small — have let workers go, given them demotions or discriminated against them in other ways because they were pregnant, ill or were caring for a sick relative. More

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Millennials vs. baby boomers: Who would you rather hire?
TIME    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new poll reveals just how different Gen Y workers are from their baby boomer forefathers. Among other things, millennials (those in their 20s and early 30s) want flexible work schedules, more "me time" on the job, and nearly nonstop feedback and career advice from managers. More

The feminization of HR
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By all accounts, women now dominate the HR profession, comprising 71 percent of HR managers, according to the Forbes List of the Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2011. That finding is mirrored in a recent study by HRxAnalysts, a Bodega Bay, Calif.-based analyst firm covering the HR industry. What HR Thinks and Feels: The 2011 HRxAnalysts Psychographic Survey of HR Professionals reveals that women now account for 69 percent of all HR professionals. More

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Study: Black women, uninsured get worse ovarian cancer care
HealthDay News via Yahoo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women with ovarian cancer who are black, either uninsured or Medicare recipients, or who have annual incomes of less than $35,000 are more likely to receive poorer-quality care, a new study shows. Researchers found these racial and socioeconomic disparities in ovarian cancer care also are associated with worse odds of surviving for five years after their cancer diagnosis. More

Are hospitals ambivalent about diversity in leadership?
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Statistically, hospital leadership positions are woefully lacking in diversity, in which boards and executive positions do not represent the population breakdown nationwide or the communities they represent. More

More pressure on Obama to bar workplace discrimination
Washington Blade    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Supporters of an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT federal workers were buoyed by the results of a new poll showing that 73 percent of Americans support such a measure. Brian Moulton, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, talked about the polling unveiled by his organization during a briefing for staffers on Capitol Hill, saying support for the order comes from a diverse array of demographic groups — including conservatives. More

Criminal background checks provide patchwork protection
against rogue doctors

American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Driving under the influence, tax evasion, fraud, battery and sexual assault. These are some of the charges that have been revealed in criminal background checks of physicians by medical boards around the country. Often the doctors in question try to hide their criminal past, but that has become increasingly difficult. More

Diversity is everyone's business
Diversity Executive magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity discussions are often a tug of war between white males and other groups. Smart companies get white men on board to grow diversity strategy and create an inclusive culture. More

Culture clashes
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The right workplace culture can enable a company's success, or be the key to its undoing. There are four distinct types of corporate cultures, according to a recent study, and each is tied to various levels of engagement. More

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