Nursing innovation!

The environment mattersInnovation centers are the new “to do” in health care (thankfully!).

Combine the two for this: an innovation center to improve the nursing work environment.  From the Kansas City Star:

McEniry said nurses working in hospitals and long-term care facilities would be invited to present ideas on improving their work environments to management teams. Hospital or facility executives then would submit proposals to the center.

Nurses whose ideas were selected would get training to make changes happen, and their institutions would get financing, she said.

The center is not a brick-and-mortar project, but rather a “regional think tank for innovative ideas and implementation strategies, all focused on improving patient outcomes for the most vulnerable patients,” McEniry said.