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Fellowship Providing Vital Support for Nursing Leaders

As she spoke to nurse managers from Rwanda, Liberia and Haiti, Dr. Lynda Tyer-Viola—a longtime nurse manager in Texas—cited a daily situation that’s true for medical professionals anywhere. 

“The everyday minutiae sucks all the air out of the room,” she said, referring to the flood of unexpected, urgent tasks that arise in busy hospital environments. Such tasks often detract from larger projects or duties, Tyer-Viola said, and can change whatever plans managers thought they had for their day.

PIH Releases How-to Guides for Mentoring, Quality Improvement Program

A Partners In Health model for mentoring health care workers is gaining broad attention after improving qualities of care in Rwanda and elsewhere for several years, and a new guideline—along with a separate, cost-analysis toolkit—describes how health centers and systems can implement the model, combat the global shortage of quality health care staffing and plan budgets across a range of services.
 
"Building a culture of high-quality care delivery processes and systems is almost impossible, especially in resource-limited settings,” said Anatole Manzi, director of c