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Nursing Assistant Clinical Director Alainie Lounsbury, RN (standing), checks in with (left to right) Dan Alexandroni, Donielle Tresvant and Hong-le Ton-Nu, all RNs who are represented by UNAC/UHCP, one of the unions in the Alliance of Health Care Unions.
How managers can use their mobile device to identify, track and escalate issues surfaced during rounding conversations.
Communication, Commitment, Consensus
UBT co-leads bond thanks to partnership basics.
September 5, 2017
High-tech lowers costs: Ninneth “Nina” O’Hara, an SEIU-UHW member and Emergency Department clerk, heads out to get information from a patient using a laptop on wheels.
Savings From Around the Regions
How eSignaures and other fixes save money, boost quality.
June 19, 2017
Problems piled up so much that transporters were keeping patients waiting too long. At left, Esther Logan, a transport CNA and member of SEIU Local 49, and Marta Witsoe (right), patient transport manager participated in the issue resolution process that led to beefed-up staffing.
Transport Team Tackles Turnaround Times
How issue resolution can untangle a web of problems
March 14, 2017
The critical care team at KP Baldwin Park, where the keen outside eye of UBT consultant Charisse Lewis helped clear the way to a culture that supports performance improvement efforts.
Outside Eye Helps Team Do an About-Face
A frontline coach helps turn around a struggling team.
October 6, 2015
Unit Manager Manlee Velasco, RN, (left) and labor co-lead Jenalyn Andres, RN, adopted a successful practice from Southern California to reduce patient falls.
Walking With Every Patient Prevents Falls
How nurses in Hawaii cut patient falls in half.
July 31, 2015
Going From 4 to 1 Shoots Team Up to 5
A UBT's journey along the Path to Performance.
September 9, 2014
Members of the Perioperative team at Ontario Medical Center say performance improvement keeps them sharp.
How to Climb the Path to High Performance
Achieving and sustaining high marks.
September 8, 2014