May 22, 2018
No Comments

Is it possible that finding targeted talent can be done easier, cheaper and more effective than using online job sites or job recruiters? Consider using Facebook advertising to find your next talented employee. While Facebook has become an integral marketing tool for businesses to promote their brands, products and services, there is another opportunity that

May 15, 2018
No Comments

In our last blog post, we discussed the pervasive problem of polypharmacy in America and how it stems from the drastically different reactions each of us can have when taking the same drug. It’s not a new issue—polypharmacy has been a silent killer for years, draining funds from Medicare and dismantling the treatment plans of

May 8, 2018
No Comments

Here in the West, we live in a culture that loves its medicine—just turn on the TV and you’ll see a drug ad at nearly every commercial break. We’ve become so impatient for an cure to every symptom imaginable, and hope our doctor will just prescribe whatever’s been working for everyone else. But the reality is, even with

April 24, 2018
1 Comment

“Collaboration is key.” It’s a well-worn phrase in just about any workplace, including long-term care facilities. And it’s a grand principle in theory. But when it comes to putting it into practice, it may feel a lofty aspiration—especially in light of tight deadlines, busy staffers, and an RAI process that requires others to complete their

April 3, 2018
No Comments

A director of nursing services’ (DNS’s) active involvement in staff education is vital, even though the level at which the DNS is involved in the planning and execution of education is largely determined by the size and resources of the facility. In smaller facilities, the role of organizing and leading in services often falls to the DNS. For example,

March 27, 2018
No Comments

The following article was written for MedBridge Education and is available on their website at This article, as well as many other article of interest are available via the MedBridge Education platform. is excited to offer our entire SurThriveLeadership education series on the MedBridge Education platform. To learn more visit Healthcare is a

March 20, 2018
No Comments

Ready for a Mini-Vacation?  Watch my video now Let’s face it, sometimes we really need a vacation, but time and resources continually get in our way. What if I told you there is always time for a mini-vacation, and gave you the tools to enjoy one each and every day?  Plus, researchers say that taking

March 13, 2018
No Comments

I remember how, as a director of nursing, I wanted to give my staff something that would demonstrate how much they were appreciated, and I didn’t want to wait until the holidays arrived to do it. Yes, we had the occasional team celebrations, but it always seemed that more should be done to show them