We are nursing the heart of healthcare.
Education and Consulting for Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Change forms today’s foundations for a healthier tomorrow
At Beck, Bertram & Associates, we have one goal in mind; to restore the heart of healthcare to its former glory – through transformation. Transformation of a lack in communication into unbreakable understanding. Room for error into space for uncompromised care. Low job satisfaction into resounding determination, and risk of closure into doors that cannot be closed.
Across the U.S., 673 rural hospitals are vulnerable to closure, according to a report from iVantage Health Analytics, a firm that compiles a hospital strength index based on data about financial stability, patients and quality indicators.
Vulnerable Hospitals that are Critical Access
Are in Markets with Great Health Disparities
We deliver positive change by:
Customizing and delivering curriculum to develop inter-personal know-how that strengthens heart-based caring as the cornerstone of healthcare.
Assessing healthcare system contexts to identify key drivers for enabling change and “bringing to life” the nurse of the future.
Advancing leadership through storytelling that re-frames context, opens opportunities and empowers ownership of healthcare practice.
In 2004, California became the first state to implement minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, designed to improve patient care and nurse retention. Subsequent studies show that California’s program measurably improved patient care and nurse retention.
According to a 2007 study on safe staffing in Medical Care, an increase of one registered nurse (RN) per patient was associated with a
- Reduction in time spent in the intensive care unit 24%
- Reduction in time spent in surgical units 31%