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Pine Grove Nursing Center selects Vocollect

Pine Grove Nursing Center has implemented AccuNurse voice technology, the device distributor recently announced. AccuNurse’s voice-based technology allows the operator to improve care while preparing for healthcare reform requirements that take effect in 2014. “We’ve observed a dramatic improvement in the ability of our CNAs to observe and accurately document patients’ needs since the rollout of AccuNurse,” said Julie Harbison, the facility’s administrator.

NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing home

NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing homes soon, report says

A new regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board will soon require employers to post information about unionization rights on bulletin boards. Business groups critical of that regulation also expect the NLRB to issue a decision soon that would make it easier to unionize “specific groups of nursing home workers, like certified nursing assistants,” The New York Times reported Friday.

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