The Handoff: Solving the “travesty” that is nurse scheduling
Our guest today for this episode is here to talk about an issue that is very close to our hearts here at Trusted Health: nurse staffing. Dani Bowie has built a career around solving this issue and cutting down the time that nurse managers spend creating schedules.
She earned her doctorate in Nursing from Yale with a particular emphasis on the issues of staffing and scheduling and is now the Vice President of Workforce Development at Bon Secours Mercy Health, where she is helping to build the nursing workforce of the future. At the center of this is a truly game-changing approach to scheduling, which takes the burden off of nurse managers and instead enlists a team of workforce professionals who are specially trained in this area. Today Dan and Dani talk about that program, what she’s seeing other health systems do in this area and what she thinks a truly flexible workforce looks like.
Links to recommended reading:
- How Legacy Health improved nurse satisfaction & cut costs with a new approach to workforce management
- Trusted Works
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/dani-bowie
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-| This episode originally aired on November 10, 2021 on The Handoff. Listen, follow and subscribe here.