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Jun. 1, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Get your staff together and take advantage of these informative sessions.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Shifting to a Performance-Based Culture: A Successful Journey to Improved Performance and Accountability
Tuesday, June 5
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 minutes
Presenter: Holly Winn, Vice President of Ancillary Services and Human Resources, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Wis.
Price: Free for ASHHRA members (Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for FREE!)
Non Members: $39.99

Hear how Black River Memorial Hospital uses talent management practices and tools to transform culture and improve performance. Through effective goal management and employee accountability, the hospital moved from an environment of vague goals and missed deadlines, to a culture based on driving performance and success.

What You Will Learn:
  • How employee reviews, goal setting and organizational alignment successfully creates a performance-based culture
  • A proven approach and lessons learned for success
  • Results achieved, 100 percent performance management process compliance, organizational improvement and higher employee engagement scores
Please click here to register

ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25 — for details and to register, click here.

IFD Webinar
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Brette Tschurtz, Associate Project Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission
Price: Complimentary for IFD members | $99.99 for non-IFD members

This presentation will discuss cultural competence as it relates to the LGBT Community and how the Joint Commissions Field Guide can be used to better meet the needs of this community.

Please click here to register.

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



Health: Language barriers hamper both patients and providers
The Associated Press via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A visit to the emergency department or a physician's office can be confusing and even frightening when you're trying to digest complicated medical information, perhaps while you're feeling pain or discomfort. For the 25 million people in the United States with limited English proficiency, the potential for medical mishaps is multiplied. More

Discrimination and the new EEOC
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to workplace discrimination, 2011 proved to be a landmark year. Workers that felt discriminated against inundated the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with claims — 99,947 to be exact, the highest number of charges in the EEOC's 46-year history and a 31-percent increase over 2006. More

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Morehouse School of Medicine establishes endowed chair in sexuality and religion — Academic program is 1st of its kind
PR Newswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Morehouse School of Medicine announced the creation of an endowed academic chair devoted to issues related to sexuality and religion. The Marta S. Weeks and David E. Richards Endowed Chair in Sexuality and Religion will develop innovative health and pastoral services as well as teaching, research and public leadership related to issues that bridge the topics of sexuality, religion and medicine. More

Palos Heights, Ill., man seeks Rx for lack of diversity in health care
SouthtownStar via Chicago Sun-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ray Mendez's first year of medical school at Loyola University has ended, but there's no slacking off on his "to-do" list. Next up is "effect social change." Mendez, 26, of Palos Heights, Ill., recently was selected for an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a program in which fellows design community health initiatives. "This may be one of the most important things I’ve ever done," Mendez said. "As important as medical school." More

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Health care providers can better meet the needs of
American-Muslim patients

WUOM-Radio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study sheds some light on how health care providers can better meet the cultural needs of American-Muslim patients. Michigan is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the U.S. Some Muslim patients report that they experience discrimination in health care settings. More

Why companies rise and fall in the DiversityInc Top 50
DiversityInc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity-management case studies provide companies with insights into their competitors' strategies. There is always volatility on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list as the competitive set increases and improves — and, simultaneously, as other companies lessen their commitment. When there is a major swing of more than 10 spots, it is usually attributable to a significant change in circumstances (e.g., a merger or a new CEO) or to a dramatic improvement or reduction in tracking or implementation of initiatives. More

Black doctor sues UCLA, cites racist treatment
The Root    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's no surprise that Dr. Christian Head's account of being depicted as a gorilla sodomized by his white supervisor in a slideshow shown at a UCLA School of Medicine graduation "roast" has been the subject of national attention and outrage. The African-American surgeon's tale of over-the-top racism by the university went viral, thanks to a YouTube video chronicling the allegations and a petition calling on the UCLA Board of Regents to "end the racial discrimination and deplorable mistreatment" against Head. More

How to be a part of the male conversations at work
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Though women are holding their own in the corporate world today, more often than not they are outnumbered by their male co-workers. This imbalance leaves a communication gap between genders, a barrier worth closing for a more comfortable work environment. More

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Boomers and millennials: Who has it worse in the workplace?
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Generations are fighting each other from within for work. A 24-year-old is more likely to compete with a peer for a job than with a 60-year-old. But in terms of who has it worse, old or young workers, it's worth measuring the differences between the two age groups to see which is more in need of help. More

Obesity in the workplace: A disability you must accommodate?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the fastest challenges in handling disabilities in the workplace is the concern over how to respond to obesity. Unlike other types of medical conditions, there is often the perception that obesity is a lifestyle choice and may not necessarily be related to a medical condition. More

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