Long-term care providers to pilot new teamwork training protocol


A Medicare quality improvement organization is looking for long-term care providers to pilot its new teamwork training program, TeamSTEPPS. According to the program's website, it aims to optimize performance among "teams of healthcare professionals, enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise."

Facilities' bankruptcy filing marks latest twist in Connecticut nursing home strike


The five Connecticut nursing homes involved in a high-profile workers strike filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing monthly losses from contracts with union workers.

Striking nursing home employees return to work in Connecticut, but conflict continues


About 600 nursing home workers in Connecticut will return to their jobs after an eight-month strike, but they still haven't resolved their differences with operator HealthBridge Management.

NLRB: Judge will grant injunction against owners in long-running nursing homes' strike

A federal judge intends to grant an injunction filed by the National Labor Relations Board that would put approximately 600 workers back on the job at five nursing homes in Connecticut.

Nursing homes and unions: ready for another ugly round?

Nursing homes and unions: ready for another ugly round?


Unions in nursing homes may be headed for a new level of negative exposure given the latest flare-up in the eternal battle that has waged in Connecticut. It has already brought partisan criticism to the highest level: the White House.

Nursing home evacuations kept residents safe from Hurricane Irene

Mandatory nursing home evacuations helped states avert tragedy as Hurricane Irene made its way up the East Coast over the weekend, officials said.

Connecticut healthcare workers union announces new contracts

Connecticut's biggest healthcare workers' union announced Wednesday that it now has contract agreements with 25 skilled nursing facilities across the state.