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Built to last

April 7, 2010  |  Maurice Brownlee, RN, BSM, MBA, DBA, CPHRM, FASHRM, CHC

Even a decade after the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) disturbing report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” recent literature tells

Learning from the best

April 1, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor

For a decade, leaders at the Betty Ford Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) looked on with pride as the National Association for Addiction Treatment

Steer clear of vehicular liabilities

February 1, 2010  |  Dennis Grantham, Senior Editor

With nonprofits and social service agencies, automotive and vehicle issues probably represent the biggest concern and liability exposure

Reducing the use of seclusion and restraint

April 1, 2008  |  Linda Witte

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (PRCMHS) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provides outpatient, inpatient hospitalization, developmentally

The Forgotten Flu

February 1, 2008  |  Stephen M. Soreff, MD and Patricia H. Bazemore, MD

In 1918, an outbreak of influenza swept over the earth, becoming the deadliest pandemic in history. Between 50 and 100 million people died, including

The importance of compliance planning

April 1, 2007  |  DAVID P. GLASEL

Compliance planning for behavioral healthcare providers used to be a good idea—now it's essential

Clients' role in fire prevention

April 1, 2007  |  SHARON MORELLO

Most behavioral health organizations have a fire safety protocol, and many have routine fire safety training for staff. But how many actually assess

Contract language that suits your needs

January 1, 2007  |  MARK HAGLAND

As more and more behavioral health organizations adopt software solutions for administrative, clinical, and financial functions, executives are


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