June 4, 2018

Around the nation: Texas program seeks to stop violence against nurses

Daily Briefing

    A new grant program in Texas will provide hospitals and other health care facilities with at least $600,000 over two years to implement training programs to curb verbal and physical violence against nurses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, North Carolina, and Texas.

    • Florida: Florida Hospital's Connerton Long Term Acute Care broke ground on a $20 million expansion Thursday. The expansion will be 22,000 square feet and will include 30 new critical care level beds, as well as an expanded lobby and a coffee bar, among other new features (McMorris, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 5/31).

    • North Carolina: William Roger, CEO of UNC Health Care and the dean of UNC School of Medicine, announced on Thursday that he will be retiring in May 2019. Roger became CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of UNC School of Medicine in 2004 and has worked at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1997, where he currently serves as vice chancellor for medical affairs (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/31; Henderson, Triad Business Journal, 5/31).

    • Texas: A new grant program in Texas will provide hospitals and other health care facilities in the state with at least $600,000 over two years to implement training programs to curb verbal and physical violence against nurses. A state survey in 2016 found about 80% of Texas nurses surveyed reported having experienced violence at work. The grant will be administered by the Nursing Resource Section of the Health Professions Resource Center (Lee, ArkLaTex, 5/31).

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