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Indian health advisory council to develop state’s first American Indian Health Health Education Center in Arizona

| Aug 18, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) was recently selected by the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Arizona Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) to develop the 6th AHEC Regional Center in the state, which will focus exclusively on the American Indian health care system.     According...[ Read More ]

Virtual nursing emerged as solution to workforce shortage in Texas during pandemic surges

| Aug 1, 2022 | Texas

On July 30th, 2020, as hospitalizations from COVID-19 were hitting new peaks across the country, Memorial Hermann Health System initiated a pilot virtual nursing program at 3 of its hospitals in Texas during its COVID-19 hospitalization surge.     ICUs at Memorial Hermann have large windows that allow nurses to...[ Read More ]

Ducey approves grant program to increase nurse workforce

| Jul 8, 2022 | Arizona

Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that establishes several health care workforce grant programs with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and the Department of Health Services (ADHS), including the Arizona Nurse Education Investment Pilot Program (Nurse Program).     The bill’s proponents have claimed that...[ Read More ]

Community colleges, universities, and MHA partner in nursing pipeline budget proposal to increase access to BSN education

| Jun 8, 2022 | Michigan

A partnership of Michigan higher education and health care leaders is seeking $56 million from the FY 2023 state budget to increase access to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) education at community colleges.  The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), Michigan Association of State Universities, Michigan Health and Hospital Association...[ Read More ]

Arizona health budget expected to be bipartisan, says Sen. Tyler Pace

| Jun 1, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Legislature is now seeking a bipartisan budget as negotiations continue, says Senate Health and Human Services Committee Vice Chair Sen. Tyler Pace (R - Mesa). With Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget failing to pass the House Appropriations Committee in a 6-7 vote, Pace told State of Reform that...[ Read More ]

Zen rooms open at League City, Galveston campuses to help alleviate staff stress

| May 16, 2022 | Texas

Two new Zen Rooms, which are quiet spaces that promote mindfulness and invite health care workers to de-stress, were unveiled at UTMB's League City and Galveston campuses this week.   “Clinical people hit the ground running and don’t stop for 12 hours,” said Christine Wade, administrator of the League City...[ Read More ]