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February 4, 2019

Weekly review: What do dying people really say? 'Mama,' curse words, and more.

Daily Briefing

    Sleepless in America? 5 charts show why the US isn't getting enough sleep. (Monday, Jan. 28)
    It's not just you: Most Americans struggle to fit in a full night's sleep. Here's what research reveals about America's terrible sleep habits—and how providers can best address the issue, according to Advisory Board's Sarah Musco.

    The 29 best hospitals and health systems for diversity, according to Forbes (Tuesday, Jan. 29)
    See the hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations that made this year's Forbes list, and discover three concrete ways your organization can increase its diversity, according to Advisory Board's Micha'le Simmons.

    What do dying people really say? 'Mama,' curse words, and more. (Wednesday, Jan. 30)
    What people really say before they die is a "little-studied realm," but recent investigations are beginning to shed light on the subject—and suggesting ways that providers can better care for patients at the end of life, Michael Erard writes for The Atlantic.

    6 of the 8 'Toughest Jobs to Fill' are in health care. Here's our take. (Thursday, Jan. 31)
    According to job-searching site CareerCast, six of the eight "Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2019" are in the health care industry—a trend Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar and Micha'le Simmons say should make hospitals "reconsider how to hire for entry-level roles."

    Baystate Medical Center is hiring nurses 3 times faster. (They got the idea from Chick-fil-A.) (Friday, Feb. 1)
    Baystate Medical Center has reduced time-to-fill rates for certain nursing positions to just two hours by drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the fast food chain Chick-fil-A. Advisory Board's Micha'le Simmons outlines three steps to successfully emulate Baystate's hiring approach

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