South Carolina Hospital Association and The Motherhood Priority Receive Grant to Study Work Environments for Nurses

Columbia, S.C., (Jan. 20) -- The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and The Motherhood Priority have received a community award from the March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter to study the work environments for hospital nurses who are also mothers. A series of focus groups will be conducted with chief nursing officers, nurse managers, human resource executives and recruiters, representing hospitals across the state, to determine what kind of work environment the state's hospitals are providing to working mothers.


Findings from the focus groups will be summarized and published in a report for distribution, and an educational program will be conducted to announce the results and offer hospitals across the state an opportunity to discuss and share best practices for creating mother-friendly work environments for nurses and eventually all working mothers.

About the South Carolina Hospital Association
Founded in 1921, the South Carolina Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state's hospitals and health care systems. Based in Columbia, SCHA works with its members to improve access, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all South Carolinians. The state's hospitals and health care systems employ more than 70,000 persons statewide. For more information, visit www.scha.org.

About The Motherhood Priority
The Motherhood Priority is a non-profit advocacy organization working with employers, policy makers and civic organizations to strengthen mother-friendly policies and practices in the workplace.  For more information, visit www.themotherhoodpriority.com.


Released:
01-19-2009 12:00 (EST)