Category Archives: Jane Stuckey

How the Best Hospitals Manage Social Determinants of Health

Alexandra Drane at Patient Experience Summit

May 29, 2015  |  Jane Stuckey

At the AONE and the Patient Experience conferences last month, three presentations stood out. Each described innovative ways to quantify and manage social determinants of health. HOME TELEHEALTH The Cleveland, Ohio VAMC manages the care of 110,124 veterans, but it provides more than healthcare. It impacts upstream determinants of health such as employment and housing…. | Read More

Three Ways to Increase Patient Engagement

August 13, 2014  |  Jane Stuckey

In the “good old days” of healthcare — and by that I’m talking about as recently as 20 years ago — caring for patients was simpler. The doctor or nurse provided the care, and the patient received it. Simple. The language we used reflected this paradigm. For example, we referred to the patient as the… | Read More

Three Ways Education about Care Improves Outcomes for Patients and Emergency Departments

July 24, 2014  |  Jane Stuckey

It’s easy to forget that not all of the health benefits that we provide to patients are in the form of actual medical treatment. In fact, some of the benefits come from educating patients about their condition and treatment leading up to and following discharge. Based on my own research and other studies of patients… | Read More

Is the ED Too Convenient?

June 18, 2014  |  Jane Stuckey

Some people assume that one of the factors driving inappropriate use of emergency departments is the fact that they’re always open — and thus more convenient for patients. However, two recent studies, in Colorado and Oregon, have determined that time of day is typically not a factor in patients’ choosing the Emergency Department, even for… | Read More

National Nurses Week: Honoring Jane Stuckey

Jane Stuckey clinical expert

May 9, 2014  |  Delia Caldwell

Jane Stuckey RN, BSN, MS, FACHE has wanted to be a nurse since working as a Candystriper in high school. After nearly 35 years of practice, with 25 in senior leadership roles, she came to FreemanWhite from Henry Medical Center where she was the COO. Jane continues to work as a clinical and strategic expert… | Read More