July 21, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a report that found one in every 25 patients experiences at least one hospital acquired infection (HAI) during the course of their hospital care.Read more →
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August 26, 2014
The CNO of a Florida health system calls the organization’s switch to new uniforms for 6,000 employees ‘change management at its finest.’
Change can be tough for anyone, whether it’s starting a new job or moving to a new city. But a $1 million, industry-first change that involves more than 6,000 employees requires exceptional leadership. That’s where Diane Raines, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and CNO for Jacksonville, Florida-based Baptist Health comes in.
Raines, along with Baptist Health COO John Wilbanks, FACHE, was the executive champion for an initiative to adopt new work garments made from antimicrobial, fluid-repelling, moisture-wicking fabric. Baptist Health was the first health system to widely adopt the Vestex uniforms from Vestagen Technical Textiles.Read more →