Update Archives

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

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2014 Update Archives

04/17/2014 Education Updates; National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16; Hospital Tax Declared Unconstitutional for a Second Time; AHA and Hospitals Challenge Two-Midnight Rule in Federal Court; Healthcare IT Visionary Speaks at CHA; R. Christopher Hartley Recognized as Grassroots Champion; Connecticut Hospitals Support Transparency Measures Proposed by the Connecticut Attorney General; ;  more...
04/10/2014 Education Updates; Hospitals Celebrate National Public Health Week; Quint Studer to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; Connecticut House and Senate Meet in Session; DPH Calls on Providers to Help Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Infections; Kennedys to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs at VNA of South Central CT’s Nightingale Awards ; ;  more...
04/03/2014 Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Meet With Legislators at the Capitol; Hospital Healthcare Workers Most Likely to be Vaccinated; Connecticut Hospitals Participate in National Study on Healthcare-Associated Infections; Snow Can’t Keep Hospital Staff From Safety Training; Final Committees Reach Reporting Deadline: Legislative Action Now Shifts to the Capitol; Cisco Leader to Discuss the Future of Healthcare IT at CHA; ;  more...
03/27/2014 Education Updates; CHA Releases New Video – Safe Care: Every Patient, Every Time; Bill to Compel Not-For-Profit Hospitals to Pay Property Tax Moves Forward; DPH Presents Healthy Connecticut 2020 - State Health Improvement Plan ; Measure to Regulate Hospital Consolidations Advances; ;  more...
03/20/2014 Education Updates; Medicaid Redesign Proposal Supported by Connecticut Hospitals Advances; NBC Holds Third Healthcare Roundtable; New Survey: Use of Temporary Physicians Rising; Public Health, Finance, and Planning and Development Committees Receive Hospital Testimony; Nominations Open for Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award®; ;  more...
03/13/2014 Education Updates; Priority Bills for Connecticut Hospitals Receive Public Hearings; CT Hospital Operating Income Down $175 Million in 2013; Hospital Jobs Produce Connecticut Jobs; National Patient Safety Foundation President Headlines CHA Patient Safety Summit; CHA Annual Awards Applications Due March 17; Collaborations of Care Partners Issue Statements on Proposed Legislation; ;  more...
03/06/2014 Hospital Jobs Create Connecticut Jobs; Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting: Save the Date; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week; CHA Testifies On Bills of Interest to Hospitals; CDC Report Reinforces Value of Connecticut Hospital Work on Antibiotic Stewardship; General Assembly Hears From Hospitals on Hospital Conversions, Mergers, And Affiliations; Yale New Haven Health System and Tenet Healthcare Announce Partnership; ;  more...
02/27/2014 Education Updates; Hospital Leaders Join Congressman Courtney In Telephone Town Hall; New National Standards Highlighted at Eighth Annual Safe Patient Handling Forum; CHA Testifies on Several Matters of Interest to Hospitals; Tejal Gandhi, MD, to Headline Patient Safety Summit; CT Hospitals Invested $1.2 Billion in Community Benefit Initiatives in 2012; CHA Annual Meeting Awards: Requesting Submissions; Special Election Held In New Haven: Gary Holder-Winfield Elected To Succeed Toni Harp; ;  more...
02/20/2014 Hospitals Testify on Workers’ Compensation Bill and DMHAS Budget; Education Updates; Mark Your Calendar: Smart Moves Forum on Safe Patient Handling; Nearly 600 Participate in Patient Safety Programs; Living Our Mission: Building Healthier Choices Initiative Launches; Tejal Gandhi, MD, to Headline Patient Safety Summit; ;  more...
02/13/2014 Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Adopt Transparency Recommendation on Facility Fees; Appropriations Committee to Hold Public Hearings on Dept. of Social Services Budget Proposals; CHA Annual Meeting Awards: Requesting Submissions; Connecticut Hospitals Contribute $20.2 Billion to State’s Economy ; ;  more...
02/06/2014 CHA Annual Meeting: Save the Date; Education Updates; Legislative Panel Reports on ED Use by Medicaid Clients; Partial Enforcement Delay of Two-Midnight Rule ; 2014 Legislative Session Convenes: Governor Presents Mid-Term Budget Adjustment ; Connecticut Hospitals: Care We Can Count On; ;  more...
01/30/2014 Education Updates; Hospitals Use High Reliability to Improve Patient Experience; Hartford HealthCare Reorganizes into Regions to Optimize Care Delivery; Tejal Gandhi, MD, to Headline Patient Safety Summit; Republican Legislative Priorities: Economy and Business Growth; Hospital Leaders Take Two-Midnight Policy Concerns to Congress; Governor Malloy Announces Plan to Provide Tax Relief and Save for the Future; ;  more...
01/23/2014 Education Updates; Affiliation of Western Connecticut Health Network and Norwalk Hospital Promises Ongoing Commitment to Community ; CHA Engages in Pre-Session Advocacy with Legislative Leaders; Two-Midnight Rule Faces First Challenges from AHA and Others; Hartford HealthCare Physician Represents Hospitals During AHA Presentation; ;  more...
01/16/2014 Education Updates; Stuart Marcus, MD, Appointed CEO and President of St. Vincent’s Health Services; Hospital Leaders Meet With Appropriations Chairs; Special Election To Be Held On February 25 For The 10th Senate District Seat Vacated By Former Sen. Toni Harp; Highest Hospital Revenue Generated by Primary Care; Job Creation and Economic Development Top Democratic Legislative Priorities; Hospital Leaders Participate in High Reliability Leadership Training; ;  more...
01/09/2014 Education Updates; Save the date: CHA Annual Meeting; Connecticut’s Healthcare Innovation Plan Submitted to CMS; AHA CEO Rich Umbdenstock Headlines Connecticut Health Council Event; Influenza is Widespread in CT; New CHA Diversity Collaborative Video; ;  more...