Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in NursingRecruitment and Retention Campaign;28 Registered Nurses Signed to DateBURLINGTON – Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it hasreached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retentioncampaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program todate.The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan – which aims to hire100 nurses in 100 days – is designed to attract nurses to the academichealth center and to retain the nurses who work there. The campaign runsfrom August 2 to November 9.In the first three weeks of the campaign, Fletcher Allen received 63contacts and conducted 37 interviews, which have resulted in 28 nurseswho have increased their hours or joined Fletcher Allen.Of the 28 nurses, five are Fletcher Allen nurses who increased theirhours; 16 are new to the organization; six are former Fletcher Allennurses who were re-hired; and one is a traveler, or temporary nurse, whoconverted to permanent status.”The success we’ve had to date is very encouraging, ” said Chief NursingOfficer Mary Botter, Ph.D., R.N. “This campaign represents a strongcommitment by Fletcher Allen to address our nursing shortage and enhanceour ability to deliver high-quality care.”Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Federation of Nurses and HealthProfessionals announced the 100 Nurses/100 Days campaign on July 30th.The campaign includes a direct mail and advertising campaign and avariety of financial incentives for:* Current Fletcher Allen employees who refer nurses to FletcherAllen* Current “per diem” nurses who increase their commitment toeither part-time or full-time* Part-time nurses who increase to full-time* Nurses who join the organization on a part-time or full-timebasis.All sign-on bonuses are offered in two payments – half at 90 days andthe remaining half after one year, with a required employment commitmentof two years.In the area of nurse retention, there are several ongoing effortsalready underway to help foster a work environment that ensures nurseretention. In addition, following a series of discussions with theFederation of Nursing and Health Professionals, Fletcher Allen hasagreed to take several actions to support retention, including reopeningdiscussions with the union about wages for current nurses.For detailed information on the campaign, and a complete list offinancial incentives, visit www.FletcherAllen.org(link is external) and click on the 100 Nurses in 100 Dayssymbol.last_img read more

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Jack Colback believes unity is key for Newcastle

first_img The Magpies have been criticised this season for a lack of work rate and commitment but Colback believes the display at Tottenham shows what can be achieved when the players work together. “It shows that when we’re all at it, when we’re all focussed and concentrating, when we’re all together as a unit, we can be very difficult to beat,” Colback told nufc.co.uk. “We are a good team. We showed that against Liverpool and again (at Tottenham). “We came here with a game plan to be compact and it looked to be working until we conceded. But we showed our character to come back and win.” Tottenham were the better side in the first half but Newcastle emerged a different team after the interval, pressing harder and passing faster to assume control of the contest. “The first half was difficult. They have a really good set-up here where they work so hard to win the ball, give you no time or space and then when they have it they keep it very well,” Colback said. “At half-time we said that it’s only 1-0 and that we were still very much in the game. “Then in the second half the game opened up a bit, we were able to express ourselves a bit more and we got the two goals. Newcastle’s 2-1 win at White Hart Lane saw Steve McClaren’s side register back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2014 and climb out of the Premier League relegation zone, into 15th in the table. Spurs looked on course for an expected three points when Eric Dier headed home in the first half but goals from Newcastle substitutes Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez in the final 16 minutes completed a remarkable turnaround. Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback believes Sunday’s shock win over Tottenham shows what the Magpies can do when they pull together in the same direction. “We got the equaliser from the set-piece and a point would have been a great result here, we would have been happy with that, but you always hope that you will be able to nick it. “And when the ball fell to Ayo he was able to win the game for us – that was a massive bonus. “It’s a fantastic win. To come here, against a team who had only lost once all season was brilliant. That can really push us on. We’ve got back-to-back victories now and have to build on this.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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