Mayo Clinic: Reduce readmissions with complex, patient-empowering interventions

Several strategies could potentially reduce 30-day hospital readmissions by nearly 20 percent, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. "Reducing early hospital readmissions is a policy priority aimed at improving quality of care and lowering costs," lead author Aaron Leppin, M.D., told Mayo Clinic News [...]

Times are a-changin’ for rural healthcare

Over the past few years, statistics have revealed a grim future for rural healthcare, with sweeping shortages predicted across the entire healthcare profession, from primary physicians to physical therapists to psychiatrists. The demand for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers is skyrocketing nationwide, giving professionals myriad job location choices. For many, especially younger individuals, the... Read More

Avant founder/CEO named chair of Orlando, Inc.

Central Florida-based international healthcare recruiting and staffing agency Avant Healthcare Professionals (Avant) recently announced that the company’s founder and CEO, Shari Dingle Sandifer, was unanimously elected Chair of Orlando, Inc. for 2014-2015. In her new role, Sandifer will be responsible for supporting Orlando, Inc.’s mission of “connecting entrepreneurs to success” and advancing the regional priorities,... Read More

Nursing shortage poised to reach alarming numbers

When the Affordable Care Act initially passed, reports estimated that 35 million new Americans would suddenly have new access to health care services, thus flooding the already-strained system. And although Obamacare doesn’t appear to be poised to match these expectations, we still have plenty of reasons to worry about the infrastructure of our shaky health... Read More

Avant CEO and founder Shari Sandifer named to Staffing 100

Casselberry, Fla. – Central Florida-based international healthcare recruiting and staffing agency Avant Healthcare Professionals (Avant) recently announced that company founder and CEO Shari Dingle Sandifer was named to the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2013 “Staffing 100.” The annual list recognizes the most influential leaders in the staffing industry, as determined by industry advisors and SIA.... Read More