Protecting Workers from Workplace Violence in the ED

Emergency department (ED) workers are frequently targets of violence.  One recent study showed that 55 percent of ED nurses experienced physical violence and/or verbal abuse from a patient or a visitor over a single one-week period. PCTs, security, technologists,...

Walking for Wellness at MSBI

Sitting for long periods of time is a health hazard.  Sedentary behavior has been linked to higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death, leading experts to call sitting the “new smoking.”  To encourage more physical activity among Mount Sinai Beth Israel...

Labor and Management Partnership Helps Prevent Diabetes

Hospitals are increasingly offering employee wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes. A new report from the LMP’s research department documents the effects of a wellness program piloted by the LMP’s Workplace and...

MSBI Employees Lose More Than 500 Pounds

Hospital workers who participated in the 1199SEIU Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel collectively lost 515 pounds during the yearlong program, a success celebrated by Jeremy Boal, president of Mount Sinai Downtown, and 1199SEIU Vice President...

Top Five Healthcare Challenges of 2017

The new year brings with it many challenges for healthcare providers. Some are familiar, while others are a result of the new administration that is about to be inaugurated in Washington. DC. To help us prepare, Labor Management Project co-directors Bernadette Braddy...