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Aug. 10, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Learn how to positively transform hospital culture in one webinar, and then hear best practices from some of the high performing hospitals on relevant information in diversity management.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic:Innovation - The Key to an Engaged Culture Featuring a Case Study with Crouse Hospital

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 21
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Derrick Suehs, Chief Quality Officer, Crouse Hospital
Chris Dustin, SVP of Organizational Development, Avatar HR Solutions
Price: Free for ASHHRA members

Attendees will receive one (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute*

Engaged employees fuel improvements across the organization. Learn innovative techniques you can use to increase engagement, transform your culture, and enhance the patient experience. Crouse Hospital shares how it used an innovative intervention to improve employee engagement and dedication to the organization's culture. Learn how a positive cultural transformation and increased engagement led to better organizational outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.

What You Will Learn:
  • The relationship between employee engagement and the patient experience
  • Techniques Crouse Hospital used to positively transform hospital culture
  • The impact organizational engagement and culture have on the care continuum
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*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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

IFD Webinar
Topic: Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Steven Jones, Executive Director for Talent Management and Diversity, Indiana University Health and Bradley G. Hinrichs, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Management and Director, Facilities Planning at Rush University Medical Center
Price: Complimentary for all

This webinar will promote best practices from some of the high performing hospitals featured in the Benchmarking Study. Participants will receive useful and relevant information about diversity management, cultural competency and its implication for addressing disparities and providing high-quality care to all. The speakers will provide their perspective on what worked for them and offer guidance on how others can embrace this effort.

Note: This is a collaborative webinar with Health Research & Trust and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. For more information and how to register, please contact Pamela Janniere at

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Prescribing a new nursing doctrine
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The dean of UCLA's School of Nursing works against stereotypes to promote a new image for the occupation. Courtney Lyder's career as a nurse eschews any stereotypes one might hold about the profession. Already the second youngest member inducted into the American Academy of Nursing, he became the first African American male to hold the position of the dean of UCLA’s School of Nursing in 2008. More

An American tradition of bigotry
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Like many Americans, I reacted to the murders at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with horror, and to the apparent arson at a Joplin, Missouri, mosque with sadness, says Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation." But I did not react with shock. More

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How to deal with the Latina stereotypes at work
NBC Latino    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fiery. Docile. Sexy. These are some of the stereotypes Latinas often navigate in the workplace. Sara Inés Calderón, 29, a media professional says that sometimes coworkers expect her to cede to their opinions or believe that her role is to serve them. They manifest their bias, for example, by asking her to get photocopies, a task they can clearly do themselves. She says that older white men often have these preconceived notions because "they've never adjusted to changes, so they’ve never adjusted their expectations. And it doesn't necessarily mean they're racist." More

Wyndham Worldwide honored at White House for leadership in reduction of health disparities in the workplace
U.S. Politics Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wyndham Worldwide, one of the nation's largest hospitality companies, was recognized at the White House by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , in conjunction with the White House Business Council and the National Business Group on Health. Wyndham Worldwide was a recipient of the National Business Group on Health Award for Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities in 2011. More

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Minorities more likely to have their ambulance diverted
International Science Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you're a minority and in an ambulance, good luck. Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on Californians. The researchers examined ambulance diversion in more than 200 hospitals around the state to assess whether overcrowding in emergency rooms disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities. They found that minorities are more at risk of being impacted by ER crowding and by diversion than non-minorities. More

It's time to see older workers as an asset
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The footprints of an aging America are everywhere. Every day it seems another blue chip report is issued worrying about the surging ranks of the elderly. All boomers will be 65 and older by 2030. (The Rolling Stones’ memorable line “What a drag it is getting old” hurts, doesn’t it?) Put somewhat differently, 19.3 percent of the population will be at least 65 in 2030, up from 13 percent in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. The litany of fears that goes along with an aging population ranges from a rising tide of entitlement spending starving the public purse of money for productive investments, to Corporate America’s innovative energies being depleted along with graying hair and aching joints of an older workforce. More

Massachusetts Senate passes jobs access bill
Bay State Banner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Massachusetts State Senate has passed Senate Bill 2386, a modified version of a bill introduced by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, D-Boston, to help ensure public, taxpayer-funded projects are creating local jobs and promoting workforce diversity. More

Reversal sought on gay health care ban
UPI    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A federal judge has been asked to strike down a Michigan law that bans public agencies from providing health benefits to domestic partners of their employees. In seeking the reversal, the American Civil Liberties Union also asked the judge to block the law until a ruling is made, the organization reported. More

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Transgender man denied cancer treatment — feds say it's illegal
ABC Good Morning America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said that under the Affordable Care Act, it is against the law to discriminate against transgender and LGBT patients in federally funded healthcare programs. The policy follows a landmark 2010 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling on sex discrimination in the workplace. More

Women are asking, 'Is the juggling act worth it?'
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If a woman is struggling to be successful at work and at home and is in a workplace culture where she doesn't feel valued and included — or isn't sure she can succeed — the juggling act may not be worth it. She may quit or just not reach her potential. More

Don't neglect your hourly workers
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Before HR leaders go off looking for talent treasure on foreign shores, they should dig in their own backyards, starting with the hourly worker. In the latter part of the 19th century, there was a popular story told by Russell Herman Conwell, an American lawyer, clergyman and speaker, titled "Acres of Diamonds." The story was about a man who after hearing about the value of diamonds from a traveling clergyman, wanted to find them so badly he sold his land and went off in a futile search that ended in poverty and despair. More

Millennial anxiety in the workplace
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the era of the smartphone, almost everyone can access their email anytime and anywhere. This can be incredibly convenient and even fun, at least when it comes to personal emails. Most people, however, feel the need (if it's not actually required) to check their work email as often as possible. That means that when you leave the office building, you're still at work, in a sense. More

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