Is Magnet Status Worth the Cost?

Becoming a Magnet hospital brings the highest level of recognition to a hospital’s nursing services, but it requires significant investment in developing a well-structured nursing…

Dignity Health: Improving Patient Care

By launching a systemwide effort that included evidence-based practices, specialized nurse training, and bedside interventions, Dignity Health was able to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), lower…

Dealing with a Psychiatric Emergency

When a 93-year-old woman was attacked by a psychiatric patient at San Francisco General Hospital, the facility’s policies, staffing, and security were called into question.…