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Strategies for Improving “Engagement Survey” Results

Receiving survey results is only the first step. Ensuring that your managers know how to interpret those results and can develop strategies for improvement is the biggest hurdle for most mid-level managers.

When we work with mid-level managers on developing strategies we focus on the understanding that one particular strategy doesn’t often get you 100 percent of the result you are looking for. We also concentrate on how to “conceptualize and develop” multiple strategies consistent with your culture, your talent and your other goals. Engagement is not a difficult concept for managers to understand, but ensuring that they recognize it is unlike some of the other work they are required to accomplish (you cannot do it once, check it off your “To Do” list, and forget about it for the rest of the week) and then how to schedule it into their everyday activities is critical to success.

Contact: Katrina Coleman

Looking for a Cutting Edge Provider for Blood and Associated Services?

For more than 60 years, Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) has provided blood and blood components to hospitals throughout the Delmarva region, helping avoid blood shortages and saving thousands of lives with assistance from more than 150,000 current donors.

Licensed to collect blood in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, BBD maintains five permanent donor centers and utilizes more than 30 mobile donor sites. In addition, BBD operates a Blood Supply Depot. The depot is a blood distribution center and patient reference laboratory testing facility designed to resolve transfusion-related medical problems for member hospitals. Blood products available include red blood cells, platelets and fresh frozen plasma for transfusion. BBD offers superior value and quicker delivery times. In 2014, BBD distributed over 100,000 blood products to hospitals. BBD has positioned itself as an innovative, best-in-class blood bank committed to ensuring their hospital partners and their patients are provided with products that fit their specialized needs. In addition to supplying blood products, BBD operates a full-service regional laboratory that provides testing services for blood collection centers in the region and beyond.

For more information on BBD, contact Meghan Allen.

Hospitals Care for Victims of Florida School Shooting

Broward Health hospitals received 17 patients from the mass shooting Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, FL, including two who have died and five who are in life-threatening condition, the health system reported yesterday.

Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach was treating nine patients, Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale seven, and Broward Health Coral Springs one. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, 15 shooting victims died at the school. "The women and men of Broward Health have been doing what comes most naturally to them – putting patients first – even under tragic circumstances," said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. "They have worked tirelessly to care for others, both the victims and their families."