Update Archives

Below are previous issues of UPDATE, the weekly newsletter of the Connecticut Hospital Association.

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2016 Update Archives

09/29/2016 Education Effort to Prevent Shaken Baby Tragedies Launches; Program Highlights Value of Palliative and Hospice Care; Education Updates; Stamford Health Opens New Stamford Hospital; Special Session Held: General Assembly Approves Tax Incentives For Sikorsky; Improving Health Equity: The Connecticut Asthma Initiative and Beyond; Rare Special Election to be Held on General Election Day; ;  more...
09/22/2016 CHA Hosts Lieutenant Governor at Healthcare Forum; Education Updates; CHA Releases Hospital Issue Briefs ; Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week; Intimate Partner Homicide Report Identifies Healthcare as Opportunity for Intervention; ;  more...
09/15/2016 Saint Mary’s Holds Unity Celebration to Mark Partnership With Trinity Health; CHA Hosts Forum on the Connecticut Zero Suicide Initiative; National Population Health Forum Features CHA Expert; CHA to Host Health Equity and Asthma Summit; Education Updates; Connecticut Hospital Leaders Attend AHA Advocacy Day in D.C. ; ;  more...
09/08/2016 Hartford HealthCare Announces New Leadership Structure; First 2016 Human Case of West Nile Virus Identified; Chief Medical Examiner Predicts Increase in 2016 Drug-Related Deaths ; End-of-Life Care Decisions is the Focus of CHA Educational Program; Education Updates; Yale New Haven Health, L+M Healthcare Affiliation Receives Full Approval; Governor Issues New Executive Order on CON Task Force; ;  more...
08/25/2016 CHA to Host Health Equity and Asthma Summit ; Education Updates; End-of-Life Care Decisions is the Focus of CHA Educational Program; Hospital Advocates Press for Federal Mental Health Reform; ;  more...
08/11/2016 Saint Mary’s Health System Joins Trinity Health – New England; Federal Funds Bolster Connecticut’s Zika Prevention Program; Education Updates; The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Hartford HealthCare Agree to Affiliate; State Political Primaries Held - Two Challengers Beat Incumbents; ;  more...
07/28/2016 Dr. Stuart Marcus To Leave St. Vincent's Health Services ; Connecticut Hospitals Recognized For Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation; State Announces New Protocols For Zika Testing; Two Connecticut Hospitals Achieve Magnet Designation for Nursing; Stamford Hospital Joins Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative ; ;  more...
07/14/2016 Read to Grow Launches Books for Every Baby Campaign ; Connecticut Hospitals Among Nation’s Most Wired ; Opening Doors-CT Hospital Foundation Receives United Health Foundation Grant; Connecticut Zika Cases Increase While Monitoring Continues; ;  more...
06/30/2016 CHA's 98th Annual Meeting: Standing Up for Communities, Caring for Patients, Fighting for Fairness – Every Day, Every Hospital; CHA Awards Highlight Healthcare Leaders and Heroes; CHA Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; ;  more...
06/16/2016 CHA Special Edition of Update: Annual Meeting Awards; CHA Honors Ten Healthcare Heroes; Johnson Memorial Hospital’s Stuart Rosenberg Named Connecticut’s 2016 Grassroots Champion; CHA to Recognize Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with 2016 Community Service Award ; Middlesex Hospital to Receive the 2016 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data ; Update Summer Schedule; ;  more...
06/09/2016 Connecticut Asthma Initiative Meeting Focuses on Collaboration, Social Determinants; Governor Uses Line-Item Veto, Signs Budget; Save the Date: CHA 98th Annual Meeting; Education Updates; AHA, CDC Issue New Patient Resource on Prescription Opioids; Jon Meacham to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; ;  more...
05/26/2016 CDC Monitoring Zika-Related Pregnancies ; Education Updates; U.S. Spending More on Mental Disorders Than Other Conditions; CHA Hosts Forum on Involuntary Medication Procedure; We Honor our Heroes on Memorial Day; ChimeNet Wins Excellence in Healthcare IT Award; ;  more...
05/19/2016 House Speaker Announces He Won’t Run for Reelection; General Assembly Approves State Budget Adjustment; Education Updates; Annual Meeting Save the Date; Certificate of Need Taskforce Meets for Second Time; Bristol Hospital Awards Hospital Champion Honors to Legislative Delegation; Asthma Study Shows Readmission Rates Linked To Social Determinants; ;  more...
05/12/2016 Jon Meacham to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week; Senate Expected to Vote on Budget Thursday; CHA Congratulates Nightingale Winners; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Hospital Week; Education Updates; ;  more...
05/05/2016 General Assembly Adjourns 2016 Regular Session; World Asthma Day Celebrated This Week; Stuart Rosenberg, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Named Connecticut’s 2016 Grassroots Champion; Hospital Leaders Take Message to Washington D.C.; Legislative Action in the Final Days of the 2016 Legislative Session; Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Focus on Social Determinants of Health ; HB 5588 Caught In End-Of-Session Logjam; ;  more...
04/28/2016 Connecticut Hospital Day Secures More Support for HB 5588; Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in Donate Life Month; GOP Caucus Releases Budget Proposal; Opioid Abuse Bill Approved by House of Representatives; Special Election Held: Democrats Retain Waterbury-Based Seat; House And Senate Meet in Session; Democratic Caucus Releases Budget Proposal; ;  more...
04/21/2016 Veteran Legislators Announce Retirement; CMS Drops Payment Cut Related to Two-Midnight Rule; Education Updates; Certificate of Need Task Force Holds First Meeting; Hospital-Backed Bill Gains Support From Key Committee; ;  more...
04/14/2016 Governor Malloy Proposes Additional Hospital Cuts and Taxes ; Influenza Claims 18 Lives in Connecticut This Season; Save the Date: CHA 98th Annual Meeting; Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors CHA; High Reliability Collaborative Featured in Journal of Nursing Regulation; Education Updates; ;  more...
04/07/2016 CHA Supports National Organ Donor Month; Safe Haven Day Raises Awareness About Amnesty Law; Education Updates; State Representative Carter Announces Bid For U.S. Senate; Appropriations Budget Continues Hospital Cut Of $90 Million; Health Equity Day Celebrated This Week; ;  more...
03/31/2016 Education Updates; Worker Safety and Engagement the Focus of Patient Safety Summit ; Hospitals Honor Organ Donation: April is National Organ Donor Month; General Assembly Votes to Release Hospital Funding; Veteran Legislator Announces Retirement; AHA’s Dick Davidson is Remembered as a Visionary Leader; ;  more...
03/24/2016 American Cancer Society Includes Hospitals in Lobby Day; Session Called to Address Budget Deficit; CHA Launches New Ads; Public Health Committee Releases Bills; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bill; Reporting Deadlines Met; First Connecticut Case of Zika Confirmed at DPH Lab; Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Extended; Reader Note: Combined Update and Government Relations Update; ;  more...
03/17/2016 Enthusiastic and Energized Crowd Turns Out for Hospital Day; First-Term State Representative Will Not Seek Reelection; Seven Weeks Remain In Legislative Session; Education Updates; Insurance Committee Holds Final Public Hearing; Hospital Day Press Conference Draws Bipartisan Legislative Support; Join Us for the 14th Annual Patient Safety Summit; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Approaching; ;  more...
03/10/2016 WCHN Launches New Engagement Campaign - We Know You Well!; Human Services Committee Urged to Support Hospitals; Join Us for Hospital Day at the Capitol Next Week; Connecticut Hospitals Invest $1.5 Billion in Community Benefit Initiatives in 2014; Education Updates; Join Us for the 14th Annual Patient Safety Summit; Hospital Executives Discuss Challenges of Changing Industry at Cabinet Meeting; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; ;  more...
03/03/2016 CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; Education Updates; Norwalk Community Care Team Featured in AHA Behavioral Health Guide ; CHA Testifies on Various Bills of Interest to Hospitals; Regional Health Equity Council Report Finds Health Disparities in New England; CHA 98th Annual Meeting; Governor Stops Payments to Hospitals ; ;  more...
02/25/2016 Hospitals Testify Against DMHAS Budget Cuts; Stopping the Spread of C. diff One Patient at a Time; CHA Provides Testimony on Key Bills; Education Updates; Connecticut Responds to Opioid Crisis ; Lawmakers Announce They Will Not Seek Reelection; The Charlotte Hungerford and Hartford HealthCare Take First Step Toward Affiliation; Gov. Malloy Signs Executive Order to Halt Hospital Integration; ;  more...
02/18/2016 Hospitals Turn Out in Force to Denounce Budget Proposal; Johnson Memorial Hospital Celebrates Unity Day With Trinity Health-New England; Education Updates; Hospitals to Oppose Mental Health Cuts; Influenza Classified as Widespread in Connecticut; Senator Maynard Won't Seek Reelection; ;  more...
02/11/2016 Stratford Special Election Allows Democrats to Retain House Seat; Hospitals to Testify Against Budget Cuts at State Capitol; Book on Healthcare Collaboratives Features Article about Connecticut High Reliability; Connecticut Officials Plan Response to Zika Virus; Education Updates; Gov. Malloy Selects Dr. Raul Pino to Serve as Commissioner of Public Health; ;  more...
02/04/2016 CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; Education Updates; 2016 Legislative Session: Governor Malloy Would Continue Hospital Cut of $90 Million; Jennifer Jackson: Governor's Proposed Budget Includes Cuts to Core Healthcare Services; Connecticut Hospitals Focus on Preventing Surgical Site Infections; Safe Sleep Campaign Launched; CHA Hosts Forum on EDs and Pediatric Behavioral Health Crises; ;  more...
01/28/2016 Education Updates; Legislative Session Begins Next Week With State Already in the Red; Special Election to be Held on February 2; Malloy Administration Appoints Two New Commissioners; Legislators Announce Final Session; CHA 98th Annual Meeting; The Connecticut Health Council Launches “Did You Know” Campaign; Gail Burns-Smith Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program Celebrates 5th Anniversary ; ;  more...
01/21/2016 Education Updates; Patient Family Engagement Conference Stresses Power of Communication; AHA to CDC: Hospitals Need Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain; Connecticut Hospitals Receive Support from Chambers of Commerce; Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $21.3 Billion to State’s Economy ; Blumenthal Joins CT Healthcare Experts to Discuss Rising Drug Costs; ;  more...
01/14/2016 Education Updates; At Perinatal Collaborative Meeting, A Mother’s Harrowing Story Underscores Need for Improved Outcomes; Stuart E. Rosenberg Named President Of Johnson Memorial Medical Center ; Jim Shmerling To Lead AHA’s Section For Maternal And Child Health Governing Council; Influenza Cases on the Rise in Connecticut; Connecticut Asthma Initiative Program Focuses on Collaboration and Outcomes; ;  more...
01/07/2016 Raul Pino Appointed Acting DPH Commissioner ; Education Updates; Johnson Memorial Hospital Joins Trinity Health - New England; State Tax Panel Endorses PILOT Scheme for Hospitals; December Medicaid Holdbacks Don't Include Additional Cuts to Hospitals; Connecticut Asthma Initiative Kickoff Program January 14; ;  more...