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News - Nursing recruitment and retention grant awards

Nursing recruitment and retention grant awards

August 15, 2022

$4,000,000 has been appropriated to the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) for the creation of the Nursing Recruitment and Retention Grant.

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News - Health equity standards added to accreditations

Health equity standards added to accreditations

August 15, 2022

New accreditation standards have been established by The Joint Commission to encourage equity efforts within healthcare organizations. Beginning Jan. 1, new mandates will be included as part of accreditation programs for leaders of hospitals, critical access facilities, behavioral health centers and primary care clinics.

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News - Monkeypox Update from DHHS

Monkeypox Update from DHHS

August 7, 2022

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and information will be reviewed and updated as needed. Monkeypox is spread through close contact with someone who has a characteristic rash. DHHS strongly recommends anyone experiencing unexplained rash on their face, palms, arms, legs, genitals, or perianal region along with flu-like symptoms contact their healthcare provider.

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News - Addressing Health Worker Burnout: A Guide From the U.S. Surgeon General

Addressing Health Worker Burnout: A Guide From the U.S. Surgeon General

August 7, 2022

Although healthcare worker burnout has been an issue for the field since before the pandemic, it has only intensified under the strain of the ongoing public health crisis. The prevalence of burnout has become so worrisome that U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, recently issued an advisory about health worker burnout and recommendations for how to address the crisis.

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News - Great Plains Health, UNMC partnership provides students fast-track to nursing career

Great Plains Health, UNMC partnership provides students fast-track to nursing career

August 7, 2022

North Platte – Great Plains Health and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing are pleased to collaborate to bring accelerated clinicals in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to North Platte.

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News - Keys to keeping Nebraska's rural hospital's doors open

Keys to keeping Nebraska's rural hospital's doors open

June 22, 2022

Without federal intervention, a new report warns, rural hospitals across the United States, including many in Nebraska, could be forced to reduce services or even close their doors after pandemic relief funds expire.

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News - HHS awards $1M for health care innovation, boosting primary care access

HHS awards $1M for health care innovation, boosting primary care access

June 22, 2022

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Healthcare Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), announced the launch of a national competition offering a total of $1 million to spark healthcare innovation focused on boosting primary care access at HRSA-supported health centers.

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News - AHA president featured on this month's NHA Health of Our Hospitals podcast

AHA president featured on this month's NHA Health of Our Hospitals podcast

June 13, 2022

The Health of Our Hospitals, a new podcast produced by the NHA, will give listeners an inside look at the trends we are seeing in hospitals and health care in Nebraska, the Midwest, and across the country. We will talk to hospital leaders and health care innovators shaping the future of the health care we will receive.

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News - New PET CT scanner installed at Mary Lanning Healthcare

New PET CT scanner installed at Mary Lanning Healthcare

June 13, 2022

HASTINGS (KSNB) - Mary Lanning Healthcare recently installed a new, state-of-the-art PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanner.

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News - SUNRx 340B Webinar Series: 340B Regulatory Brief

SUNRx 340B Webinar Series: 340B Regulatory Brief

June 13, 2022

The regulatory environment for 340B pharmacy is in a constant state of change, requiring eligible entities to be nimble and disciplined in the management of their program. Navigating the current ecosystem of 340B pricing limitations created by Big Pharma requires an understanding of the current regulatory environment.

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