Notwithstanding the new norm created by this Covid-19 pandemic, it is not a hidden secret that the nursing community is also facing some long-understood truths, that is nurses are underpaid, undervalued, and sometimes treated as expendable. But this doesn’t remove the nurse’s will to help treat their patients the best they can.
In Beaumont, during Covid-19 a survey showed that nurses lack confidence in the health system’s leadership. To help address this issue, health physicians are planning to push for changes in their eight-hospital system. Here is the news reported by beckershospitalreview.com
A group of Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health physicians are pushing for changes at the eight-hospital system and recently submitted the results of a survey of nurses to Beaumont’s board, which showed the nurses lack confidence in the health system’s leadership, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.
The physicians began talks with leadership after submitting the results of a survey completed by 1,500 of Beaumont’s 5,000 physicians to the board. The survey revealed a lack of confidence in the hospital system’s leadership and concerns about its proposed merger with Advocate Aurora Health, which has dual headquarters in Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.
Beaumont confirmed the week of Aug. 17 that it is delaying a vote on the planned merger with Advocate Aurora until physician grievances are addressed.
The physicians are pushing for management changes, and the board has tentatively agreed to add three physicians to the health system’s 16-person board of trustees, according to two physicians who spoke with Crain’s Detroit Business. The physicians, who asked to remain anonymous, said the physicians added to the board must be actively seeing patients.
Crain’s reported that on Aug. 20 it received the results of a survey of 681 registered nurses at Beaumont that was highly critical of management and operations. The nurses were asked to indicate whether they agreed or disagreed with several statements. Ninety-six percent of the nurses said they strongly or somewhat disagreed with the statement “I have confidence in corporate leadership.”
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However, because of the exhaustion, this Covid-19 pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you are a Nurse in Beaumont who is currently facing any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Beaumont nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.