Career ladders getting higher for nurses—what about allied health?

All cardiac care professionals could see more professional development, opportunity.

With the switch to value-based medicine, more nurses are becoming hospital CEOs reads an article published online today in Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.

Three hospitals in the six-hospital Memorial Healthcare System in Florida are now run by nurses—for RNs, it seems, the career ladder has grown longer, with more nurses climbing higher in healthcare management.

Beyond Florida, an August 2016 article in Becker's Hospital Review listed 33 nurses who transitioned to hospital CEOs.

Why are more hospitals tapping nurses to run the organization? Management competencies are changing, says Lamont Yoder, RN, of the American Organization of Nurse Executives to H&HN Magazine's Maggie Van Dyke.

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News Roundup Friday January 16

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—University of Virginia Health System and Bon Secours announced expanded joint clinical programs this week, including new patient care partnerships in cardiovascular services. Their partnership has in the past led to the "introduction of transcatheter mitral valve repair to Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond." The agreement will expand this relationship by developing a shared population health framework.

Takeaways: Healthcare trends are in the news early in 2015 as population health is becoming an all-important buzzword, and the march towards mergers or partnerships, like this one, continues. Stay tuned, we will delve deeper into healthcare trends for 2015 in a blog next week.

The Cardio-Health Diet?

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