CHA Press Releases

2014

October

10/20/2014 CT Hospitals Working with State to Improve Health for Medicaid Patients
10/17/2014 Connecticut Hospitals Conducting Ebola Preparedness Drills
10/16/2014 Connecticut Hospital Association Statement on Ebola
10/15/2014 Connecticut Healthcare Community Preparing for Ebola

September

09/04/2014 ChimeNet Receives 2014 Best of Wallingford Award

June

06/19/2014 CHA Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees
06/12/2014 Connecticut Hospital Association to Hold 96th Annual Meeting
06/12/2014 The William W. Backus Hospital to Receive the 2014 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data
06/12/2014 R. Christopher Hartley, SVP, Planning, Business Development and Government Relations, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Recognized as Grassroots Champion
06/12/2014 Susan Davis, EdD, RN, to Receive the 2014 T. Stewart Hamilton, MD, Distinguished Service Award
06/12/2014 Yale-New Haven Hospital to Receive the 2014 Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award
06/10/2014 Connecticut Hospitals Recognized Nationally For Leadership in Quality Improvement

May

05/16/2014 CHA Statement on Griffin Hospital Safety Situation

April

04/17/2014 R. Christopher Hartley, SVP, Planning, Business Development and Government Relations, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Recognized as Grassroots Champion
04/16/2014 Connecticut Hospitals Support Transparency Measures Proposed by the Connecticut Attorney General

March

03/12/2014 Hospital Jobs Produce Connecticut Jobs
03/10/2014 CT Hospital Operating Income Down $175 Million in 2013

February

02/25/2014 CT Hospitals Invested $1.2 Billion in Community Benefit Initiatives in 2012
02/13/2014 Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $20.2 Billion to State’s Economy
02/11/2014 Connecticut Hospitals Adopt Transparency Recommendation on Facility Fees

2013

October

10/16/2013 Connecticut Hospitals Partner with Access Health CT to Enroll Consumers in Coverage

September

09/30/2013 Connecticut Hospitals Working With Access Health CT to Increase Access to Coverage

August

08/02/2013 CHA Statement on NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative Healthcare Survey

July

07/09/2013 Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives to Partner with CHA on Diversity Collaborative

June

06/24/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Hold 95th Annual Meeting
06/13/2013 Middlesex Hospital to Receive the 2013 Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Albert DiMeo, MD, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Hartford Hospital’s Carolyn Kelly as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s David S. Shapiro, MD, FACS, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Day Kimball Healthcare Mission Volunteers as 2013 Healthcare Hero Team
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize The William W. Backus Hospital’s Jenifer Siegelman, MD, MPH, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s Lisa Bedard, APRN-BC, ANVP, CNRN, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Middlesex Hospital’s Luis Mendez as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Marisol Feliciano as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Patricia Worthy, RN, MS, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize John Dempsey Hospital’s Wendy Martinson, RN, MSN, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association to Recognize Windham Hospital’s Yvette Martas, MD, as a 2013 Healthcare Hero
06/13/2013 Retired Qualidigm CEO and Partner at Wiggin and Dana to Receive Connecticut Hospital Association Honorary Membership Awards
06/13/2013 Western Connecticut Health Network to Receive the 2013 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data
06/04/2013 State Budget a Missed Opportunity to Improve Care, Preserve Jobs
06/04/2013 CROSS CULTURAL AND DIVERSITY INCLUSIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM LAUNCHED

May

05/02/2013 Andrea Rynn, Director, Public & Government Relations, Western Connecticut Health Network, Recognized as Grassroots Champion

April

04/25/2013 Hospital Medicaid Funding Explained: Setting the Record Straight
04/19/2013 Hospitals “Deeply Disappointed” by Appropriations Committee Budget
04/11/2013 Hospitals Converge on Hartford for Connecticut Hospital Day at the Capitol
04/08/2013 MEDIA ALERT: CONNECTICUT HOSPITAL DAY AT THE CAPITOL

March

03/28/2013 Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health Unveil Guidelines for Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment
03/15/2013 Hospitals Write Open Letter to Legislators: Oppose Cuts

February

02/15/2013 Primary Care Action Group to release findings of Community Health Survey Further community input sought at Feb. 26 meeting
02/06/2013 CHA: Governor’s Proposed Budget Would Devastate Hospitals

January

01/24/2013 Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $20 Billion to State’s Economy

2012

December

12/20/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Opposes Hospital Cuts
12/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Reaction to Proposed Hospital Cuts
12/14/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Statement on Today’s School Shooting
12/04/2012 Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD, Joins CHA as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

July

07/30/2012 New England Health Equity Council Celebrates First Anniversary
07/27/2012 Anthony Dias, MBBS, DPM, MPH, Joins CHA as VP, Data Services
07/16/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees

June

06/28/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
06/26/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association to Hold 94th Annual Meeting
06/18/2012 Judith A. Carey, RSM, PhD, Awarded the T. Stewart Hamilton, MD, Distinguished Service Award
06/18/2012 Greenwich Hospital to Receive CHA’s 2012 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data
06/18/2012 St. Vincent’s Medical Center to Receive CHA’s 2012 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data
06/18/2012 St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital to Receive the Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Norwalk Hospital’s Carol Bauer As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Manchester Memorial Hospital’s Linda Cloutier As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Patricia Fontaine As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Day Kimball Healthcare’s Sherry Kroll As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes VNA HealthCare’s Estrella Marcial As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Hartford Hospital’s Kerry McGuire As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Lisa Menillo As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Bridgport Hospital’s Paul Possenti As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Connecticut Valley Hospital’s Jeffrey Rosow As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Hartford Hospital’s Christopher Rusate As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes The William W. Backus Hospital’s Matthew Spates As a 2012 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2012 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes the Hospital for Special Care First Responders As 2012 Healthcare Heroes

May

05/10/2012 Frank A. Corvino, President and CEO, Greenwich Hospital, Recognized as Grassroots Champion

January

01/17/2012 Michele Sharp joins CHA as Director, Communications and Public Affairs

2011

October

10/25/2011 CT Hospital Association Kicks Off Multi-Year Diversity Collaborative With Symposium

June

06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes St. Vincent Medical Center’s Lauren Burke As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Backus Hospital’s Alice Facente As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Eunice Huynh As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Lawrence & Memorial Hospital’s Sarah Zaglifa As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Middlesex Hospital’s Dorothy Carvalho As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Marcus McKinney As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Windham Hospital’s Beth Cheney As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Karen Santucci, MD As a 2011 Healthcare Hero
06/24/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Hartford Hospital’s Vicie Brooks and Pam Vecchiarino (In Memoriam) As 2011 Healthcare Heroes
06/22/2011 Connecticut Hospital Association Holds 93rd Annual Meeting
06/13/2011 Reducing Disparities and Increasing Diversity a Priority for Connecticut Hospital Association

March

03/30/2011 Connecticut Hospitals Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections
03/28/2011 Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $17.6 Billion to State’s Economy

February

02/16/2011 CHA Statement on the Proposed FY 2012-13 State Budget

January

01/13/2011 Connecticut Hospitals Early Adopters of Health IT

2010

November

11/18/2010 Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Clears the Air at Connecticut’s Hospitals
11/03/2010 Jeannette DeJesús Joins Connecticut Hospital Association

July

07/21/2010 Dr. Peter Hayward Joins CHA Data Services Team
07/01/2010 Connecticut Hospital Association Elects Leaders at 92nd Annual Meeting

June

06/29/2010 Connecticut Hospital Association Holds 92nd Annual Meeting

May

05/13/2010 National Hospital Week Recognizes Those Who Care for Our Communities

April

04/27/2010 ECHN President & CEO Peter Karl Receives National Grassroots Champion Award
04/09/2010 CHA Applauds State Action on SAGA Program

March

03/22/2010 New Taxes Wrong Prescription for Connecticut’s Hospitals
03/12/2010 Patient Safety Summit Examines Hospital Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Topics
03/02/2010 Hospitals Urge Rejection of Funding Cuts, New Taxes

February

02/25/2010 Connecticut Hospitals Exceed National Standards On Important Patient Care Quality Indicators
02/12/2010 Connecticut Healthcare Providers Gather to Address Hospital Readmissions For Patients with Heart Failure
02/04/2010 Connecticut’s Hospitals Gather to Address Emergency Preparedness

2009

December

12/16/2009 CHA Receives Federal Patient Safety Organization Designation

November

11/30/2009 Statement of Connecticut Hospital Association on Proposed Deficit Mitigation Plan
11/19/2009 Hospital Campuses Go "Smoke-Free" to Mark Great American Smokeout

October

10/16/2009 Nurse Leadership Forum Examines Key Workforce Issues

June

06/30/2009 Connecticut Hospitals Invest $718 Million In Programs Benefitting Families and Communities
06/22/2009 Connecticut Hospital Association Holds 91st Annual Meeting; Journalist, Author Carl Bernstein To Deliver Keynote Address
06/04/2009 New Quality and Patient Safety Information Website Now Online

April

04/27/2009 Economic Crisis Hits Connecticut Hospitals Hard
04/23/2009 Initiative to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities Adopted by Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees
04/17/2009 Connecticut Hospital Association Launches Patient Safety Initiative To Reduce Deadly Infections

March

03/24/2009 Recession Severely Compromises the Financial Health of Hospitals Total Margin Plummets to Unprecedented Low; Hospitals Cannot Absorb Additional Cuts
03/20/2009 Springtime Brings Clear Air to CHA Campus

February

02/23/2009 CHA Hosts “Smart Moves” Forum
02/18/2009 Recession Batters Connecticut Hospitals
02/17/2009 Historic Federal Stimulus Package Signed By President as Connecticut Hospitals Ask That Funds Be Used to Care for State’s Most Vulnerable

January

01/29/2009 ChimeNet Achieves Excellence Distinction from Cisco Systems

2008

November

11/20/2008 Connecticut Hospitals Announce Smoke-Free Campus Initiative

June

06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Elects Leaders at 90th Annual Meeting
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Backus Hospital's Gillian Mosier As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Diann Bailey As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Danbury Hospital's Valorie Kolitz As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Hartford Hospital's Dawn Lutecki and Denise Sailor 2008 Healthcare Heroes
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes New Milford Hospital's Letha Walters As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's Joan Dauber As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Hospital of Saint Raphael's Leigh Bak As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/18/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Recognizes Windham Hospital's Edward Sawicki, MD As a 2008 Healthcare Hero
06/16/2008 Connecticut Hospital Association Marks 90th Annual Meeting

January

01/30/2008 Connecticut Hospitals Address Prevention and Control of Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms Through Symposium, Collaborative, and Pledge to Reduce Infections
01/24/2008 Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $12.2 Billion to State's Economy

2007

November

11/16/2007 Connecticut Hospital Association Hosts Landmark Pressure Ulcer Symposium
11/13/2007 Statement Of Jennifer Jackson, President and CEO, Connecticut Hospital Association Regarding the Governor's Hospital System Strategic Task Force Preliminary Recommendations

October

10/24/2007 Report Identifies Faculty Shortages As Key Barrier for Clinical Placement of Students

September

09/21/2007 Gianelli Joins the Connecticut Hospital Association as Director of Communications and Public Affairs

July

07/24/2007 Hospital Community Looking Forward to Developing Strategies for Stabilizing Connecticut Hospitals
07/16/2007 Reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program Essential to the Health of Connecticut's Next Generations

June

06/20/2007 Connecticut Hospital Association To Honor Exemplary Individuals, Programs

May

05/17/2007 Connecticut Projected to Have Second Worst Nursing Shortage in Nation

April

04/18/2007 CHA Responds to Governor's Plans for Hospital Task Force

March

03/01/2007 New Report Reveals Impact of Connecticut Hospitals on Economy

February

02/23/2007 Smart Moves Conference Kicks Off Statewide Campaign
02/07/2007 Investment in the Future Must Include Investment in Hospitals (Response to Governor's Budget)
02/06/2007 CHA Responds to President's FY 2008 Budget Proposal

January

01/31/2007 Mend the Safety Net Before Expanding Entitlements
01/24/2007 OHCA Report Reaffirms the Need for Investment in Connecticut's Hospitals
01/18/2007 CHA Calls on Legislature to Make Healthcare Investments a Priority Hospitals Must Be Paid What It Costs to Provide Care

2006

October

10/26/2006 Providing Medical Interpreter Services to Patients with Limited English Proficiency

June

06/30/2006 Connecticut Hospitals Appeal to Blood Donors at Critical Time

March

03/03/2006 Hospitals Announce New Efforts to Fight Infections