CHOP RNs, Senior Directors and Chief Nursing Officer Publish Book on Nursing-Led Savings

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The quest for cost savings in hospitals and health systems too often prompts leaders to rush to make major cuts in the largest budget line item: staffing and labor costs. Evidence shows, though, that cutting labor expenses, especially in nursing, negatively impacts both quality of care and overall profitability.

CHOP decided to take a different path — and in the process, created a new model of bedside-driven fiscal responsibility.

Nursing-Led Savings, a new book by some of the CHOP staff that led this work — Paula Agosto, Chief Nursing Officer; Megan Bernstein, Clinical Nurse Expert; Cheryl Gebeline-Myers, Senior Director, Clinical Operations Support and Services; Jackie Noll, Senior Director, Nursing; and Jessica Steck, Clinical Nurse — includes advice on how to develop and implement a plan that eliminates waste and streamlines processes in everyday clinical work.

The book includes a foreword by CHOP President and CEO — and former bedside nurse — Madeline Bell.

You can order Nursing-Led Savings online.

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