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Study suggests leadership may be a valuable tool for reducing staff turnover

In a paper published in June 2023, Can Better Leadership Reduce Nursing Home Staff Turnover?, Dr. Jessica Williams and colleagues found that nursing homes with leadership that communicated and demonstrated commitment to worker safety, health, and well-being had relatively fewer nurses leave during the study period, with turnover rates approximately 10% lower than homes without. This Center for Work, Health, & Well-being study was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and utilized the Center's Workplace Integrated Safety and Health (WISH) Assessment to measure working conditions at Nursing Homes in California, Massachusetts and Ohio.

Read more about the study findings in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine publication and an article about the study that appeared in McKnights Long-Term Care News.