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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 the American Nurses Association (ANA), “Massive reductions in nursing budgets, combined with the challenges presented by a growing nursing shortage have resulted in fewer nurses working longer hours and caring for sicker patients. This situation compromises care and contributes to the nursing shorting by creating an environment that drives nurses from the bedside.”


The demands of the nursing profession are forcing many nurses to consider part-time nursing, or alternative careers. In a 2011 survey, close to 45 percent of the surveyed nurses said they planned to make career changes in the next one to three years, with over one-third of those surveyed considering careers outside of nursing altogether.


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%

We have so much to learn from each other

Please drop us a line to share what’s on your mind or to inquire how we might assist you and your organization to shape a bright future for nursing.