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Snowbirds migrating to your area? Meet seasonal staffing challenges head-on.

As the winter season approaches, with its snowy days and freezing temperatures, the snowbirds fly south, causing staffing headaches for area hospitals and healthcare organizations who must ensure they have the staffing levels to accommodate the influx of these seasonal residents.


Accountable Care Organizations: Reimagining the healthcare payment system

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represent a shift away from the fee-for-service method of healthcare towards delivering more coordinated and efficient healthcare to patients.


Telehealth program could bring sideline concussion evaluation to more school sports

As many as 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States every year. A concussion is one of the most dangerous sports related injuries as it cannot be visibly seen, and, thus, nearly half go unreported or untreated.


NP Week Puzzle: Word Search

There are now 19 states, and the District of Columbia, that allow nurse practitioners full practice authority. We’ve hidden those states in the puzzle below (sorry DC). If you can find them you could win a prize package from Barton Associates, which includes a $100 American Express Gift Card.


NP Week Puzzle: Crossword

We put together a crossword puzzle to test your NP knowledge. The clues include historical moments, influential NPs, future events, and more. NPs who complete the puzzle and follow these basic instructions will be entered in a drawing to win a Barton Associates Prize Package, which includes a $100 American Express Gift Card.