Update Archives

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

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2015 Update Archives

07/02/2015 CHA's 97th Annual Meeting: Leading the Journey to Better Care, Better Health, Lower Costs; Connecticut Hospital Association Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; Update Summer Schedule; Medicaid Rate Cut Eliminated and Small Hospital Pool Created During Special Session; ECHN Board of Trustees Announces Partner Selection; CHA Awards Highlight Healthcare Leaders and Heroes; ;  more...
06/25/2015 CHA's 97th Annual Meeting - Hospitals: Leading the Journey to Better Care, Better Health, Lower Costs; Special Session of the General Assembly Expected Next Week; CHA to Participate on the Infectious Disease Action Team for the Healthy CT 2020 State Health Improvement Plan; Perinatal Quality Collaborative Meets at CHA; Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law; ;  more...
06/18/2015 Raise Your Voice in Support of Hospitals; Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Saint Francis Care Announce the Launch of New Partnership in Hartford ; CHA's 97th Annual Meeting - Hospitals: Leading the Journey to Better Care, Better Health, Lower Costs; CHA Meets with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Data Issues; CHA to Participate on Children’s Mental Health Board; ;  more...
06/11/2015 CHA Special Edition of Update: Annual Meeting Awards; CHA to Recognize UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital with the John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data; Bristol Hospital and New Milford Hospital to Receive 2015 Community Service Awards ; Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s Stephen W. Larcen, PhD, Named Connecticut’s 2015 Grassroots Champion; CHA to Recognize Curtis D. Robinson with an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award; CHA Honors 11 Healthcare Heroes; ;  more...
06/04/2015 Education Updates; Save the Date: CHA Annual Meeting; General Assembly Adjourns 2015 Regular Session Sine Die: Joint Resolution Adopted For Special Session; FY 2016-2017 Budget Passes General Assembly and is Transmitted to the Governor; Speaker Sharkey’s Property Tax Bill Not Acted Upon in The Senate; House Passes CHA-Supported Bill On DSS Audits, Senate Fails To Take Action ; Developments in the Last Days of Session; ;  more...
05/28/2015 Education Updates; Hospital Roundtable Bill Passes Senate, Headed for House; Property Tax Bill Passed by House, Heads to Senate; Final Full Week of Legislative Session; State Budget Still Being Negotiated; Governor Signs Bills Into Law; ;  more...
05/21/2015 Education Updates; House and Senate Take Action on Bills; Katty Kay to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; CHA is State Health Improvement Plan Lead Co-Convener; We Honor our Heroes on Memorial Day; NBC Holds Fifth Healthcare Roundtable; High Reliability Root Cause Analysis Program at CHA; ;  more...
05/14/2015 Education Updates; Connecticut Community Care Teams Gain National Interest; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Hospital Week; House and Senate GOP Hold Informational Forum on Budget; Appropriations Committee Takes No Action on Several Hospital Roundtable Bills; ;  more...
05/07/2015 Education Updates; Save the Date: CHA Annual Meeting; Hospital Leaders Take Message to Washington, DC; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week; CHA Congratulates Nightingale Winners; Connecticut Community Care Teams Subject of National Discussion; ;  more...
04/30/2015 Education Updates; Modern Healthcare Names Marna P. Borgstrom one of its Top 25 Leaders; Connecticut Children's Medical Center President and CEO Martin Gavin Announces Retirement; Hundreds Attend Series of High Reliability Programs at CHA; Senator Chris Murphy Celebrates Permanent Doc Fix at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Appropriations and Finance Committees Release Budget; ;  more...
04/23/2015 Education Updates; Hospitals Testify in Support of Hospital Tax Phase-Out; Dr. Scott Ellner Named Roger Schenke Award Winner; April is Donate Life Month; Appropriations and Finance Budgets Expected; ;  more...
04/16/2015 Education Updates; Public Hearing Expected on Phasing Out Hospital Tax; Katty Kay to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; Hospital Anti-Trust Bill Not Acted Upon by Deadline; Senate and House Meet in Session; CHA Awarded Grant to Improve Asthma Management and Care ; ;  more...
04/09/2015 Hospitals and Continuum Partners Advocate During Healthcare Day ; Connecticut Hospitals Provide $1.5 Billion in Community Benefits; Education Updates; Connecticut’s Surgical Quality Leaders Hold Symposium; Connecticut Hospitals Oppose Property Tax Proposal; CHA Op-Ed Highlights the Economic Impact of Hospitals to their Communities; ;  more...
04/02/2015 Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in Patient Safety Roundtable With Senators Blumenthal and Murphy; Join us for Healthcare Day at the Capitol April 8, 2015; Hospitals Discuss Community Care Teams at MORE Commission Meeting; CHA on State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council; Public Health Committee Releases Bills and Meets JF Deadline; ;  more...
03/26/2015 Healthcare Leaders Honored at Black Heritage Ball; Education Updates; Take Action to Help Preserve Hospitals' Property Tax Exemption; CHA Op-Ed Highlights the Importance of Hospital Sustainability; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Friday, March 27, 2015; Hospital Leaders Meet With Appropriations Co-Chairs; Human Services and Public Health Committees Take Action on Bills; ;  more...
03/19/2015 Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Approaching; CT Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hospitals; Issues Raised by CHA Addressed in Legislative Proposal; Bill Opposed by CHA Dies in Committee; Hospitals Testify in Support of CHA-Initiated Mental Health Proposal; ;  more...
03/12/2015 Connecticut Hospitals Testify Against Proposed Cuts to Mental Health; CHA and Hospitals Testify Before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee; Education Updates; Hospitals and Colleges Testify Against Proposed Changes to PILOT; 200 Attend Patient Safety Summit; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Accepting Entries ; CHA Mental Health Recommendations Included in Raised Bill; ;  more...
03/05/2015 Hospitals and Partners Begin Initiative to Improve Asthma Care and Access; Education Updates; Hospitals Testify in Opposition to Cuts and Taxes; CHA Provides Testimony on Proposed Bills; Connecticut Hospitals to Testify on Mental Health Cuts in Budget; National Patient Safety Experts to Present at Patient Safety Summit; Join CHA’s Campaign to Help Protect Hospitals from Cuts and Taxes; ;  more...
02/26/2015 CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; Education Updates; National Patient Safety Experts to Present at Patient Safety Summit; Special Elections Held for Seats in Bridgeport and Brookfield; Save the Date: CHA Annual Meeting; Connecticut Hospitals to Testify Before the Appropriations Committee; CHA Testifies On Numerous Proposals; ;  more...
02/19/2015 Education Updates; Governor's Proposed Budget Includes Reductions to Hospital Funding; CHA to Provide Testimony; Collaborations of Care Coalition Urges Support for Providers in Op-Ed; Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Resigns; National Patient Safety Experts to Present at Patient Safety Summit; ;  more...
02/12/2015 Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $ 21.9 Billion to State’s Economy ; Education Updates; CHA Provides Testimony on Proposed Bills; David Nash to Deliver Keynote Address at Patient Safety Summit; CT Hospitals Featured in Partnership for Patients Video Series; Hospital Tax Concept Raised by Finance Committee; ;  more...
02/05/2015 Education Updates; Influenza Update; CHA Provides Testimony Related to Coverage of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Analgesics; Quality Measures Focus of SIM Discussion; CHA Participates in Symposium on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Readmission Rates; MORE Commission Issues Legislative Recommendations; ;  more...
01/29/2015 Education Updates; CHA's Stephen Frayne Named to Council on Medical Assistance Program; Connecticut Adopts Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Emergency Departments; Malloy Administration Announces Second Round of Deficit Reduction Measures; HIPAA Security Rules Focus of CHA Forum; ;  more...
01/22/2015 Education Updates; CHA Offers Public Comment on SIM Quality Measures; Support Partnership Campaign to Preserve Property Tax Exemption; Save the Date: CHA Annual Meeting; Governor Announces Emergency Budget Cuts; Hospitals Gather for Joint Commission Standards and Patient Safety Update; ;  more...
01/15/2015 Education Updates; Dates Set for Special Elections; Former State Representative Elizabeth Ritter Nominated to Head Department on Aging; Johnson Memorial Medical Center Announces Approval of Asset Purchase Agreement with Saint Francis Care; Radiation Dose Management Focus of CHA Program; ;  more...
01/08/2015 Education Updates; 2015 Legislative Session Convenes; Anne Diamond Named CEO of UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital; Influenza Widespread in Connecticut; Norman Roth Named Interim CEO of Greenwich Hospital; Safety Absolute Adopted by Connecticut Hospitals; ;  more...