Meet the Recruiter: Kelly

Meet Kelly! Kelly is an MSSI recruiter and has been for three years! Kelly is from Sheboygan, Wisconsin but moved to Minnesota when she accepted her position at MSSI. When Kelly is not in the office, she loves to cook and bake. Kelly also found a new interest in flower arranging and gardening. Read some Read more…

HIPAA- Patient Confidentiality

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect in 1996 to protect health information (PHI) and medical records. PHI breaches can occur with electronic documents, paper documents, and spoken conversations.  Research shows breaches have occurred while caregivers are completing handoff outside of patient’s rooms.  Read more…

Influenza Prevention

It is that time again – flu season is upon us! Every year in the United States, between 9.3 million and 49 million cases of the flu arise, resulting in nearly 140,000 – 960,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 – 79,000 deaths annually. Influenza can happen to any of us, but as healthcare providers who are in direct contact with vulnerable patients every day, we have a duty to keep our patients safe.  

Silos in Healthcare

Think of the last time you sat in a meeting with your coworkers. Did you look around and wonder what they all do in their departments? In healthcare, we fall victim to this all the time as we tend to ask only the staff on our unit of their previous experiences, when indeed it is best to reach out to other units and individuals that may have more experience.

Managing Up in Healthcare

By speaking highly of all your partners in healthcare it allows your patients to feel comfortable and safe by knowing they are going to be in good hands. Who wants to hear that they will have to wait because that department is “always behind” or that they have to see “that” doctor? These types of comments can cause someone to instantly feel insecure about their appointment.

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