Update Archives

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

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2014 Update Archives

11/20/2014 Education Updates; CHA Hosts Forum on Behavioral Health Services Reimbursement; Governor Takes Action To Address FY 2015 Deficit; Happy Thanksgiving - Thank you to Connecticut's Hospitals and Caregivers; CHA Director, Legislators Honored at Domestic Violence Prevention Event; Saint Francis Care Signs Letter of Intent With Smilow Cancer Hospital; Marna Borgstrom Named Chair of the Coalition to Protect America's Health Care; Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Fights for Ebola Funding in Washington; ;  more...
11/13/2014 Your Safety Comes First in Connecticut Hospitals: Video Released; Education Updates; AARP to Support Family Caregivers in Connecticut; Medication Safety is Focus of First CT Partnership for Patient Safety Program; State House And Senate Democrats And Republicans Caucus, Elect Leaders; Upcoming Program: Honoring Patients’ Goals for End-of-Life Care; ;  more...
11/06/2014 Education Updates; Bipartisan Round Table on Hospitals and Health Care Holds Second Meeting; Joint Statement of Partnership on Ebola Management; Election Brings New Members to the Connecticut Legislature; Flu Season Begins in Connecticut; NBC Connecticut Holds Fourth Healthcare Roundtable; ;  more...
10/30/2014 Education Updates; Ebola Preparedness Update; Connecticut Hospitals and Nurses Honored at CNA Awards; Second Meeting of State Tax Panel; Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Discusses Emergency Preparedness Needs at CHA; ;  more...
10/23/2014 CT Hospitals Working with State to Improve Health for Medicaid Patients; Education Updates; Hospitals Celebrate Work of CHA Diversity Collaborative With Fourth Symposium; Nurse Leaders Participate in 14th Annual Nurse Leadership Forum; Hospitals Completing Emergency Preparedness Drills; Congressman Larson Holds Ebola Forum at Hartford Hospital - Joined by Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and Congressman Courtney; Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to Hold Forum at CHA; ;  more...
10/16/2014 Education Updates; Connecticut Healthcare Community Preparing for Ebola; Safety Absolute Video Filmed at Bristol Hospital; Governor Dannel Malloy Discusses Future of Healthcare in Connecticut; CT Hospitals Participate in Antimicrobial Study Published in JAMA; Hospitals Celebrate the Third Anniversary of the CHA Diversity Collaborative; Connecticut Hospital Association Statement on Ebola; ;  more...
10/09/2014 Education Updates; Federal Officials Focus on Ebola Preparedness for Connecticut; DCF Commissioner Discusses Key Topics in Child Safety, Hospital Collaboration; New York Times Bestselling Author to Keynote Nurse Leadership Forum; Legislative Leaders Convene Bipartisan Round Table On Hospitals And Healthcare; Connecticut Hospitals' Work to Reduce Harm Featured in HHS Report; Hospitals Celebrate the Third Anniversary of the CHA Diversity Collaborative; ;  more...
10/02/2014 Education Updates; Panel to Review State’s Tax System Convenes; CHA Candidate Forum to Feature Governor Malloy; Hospitals’ High Reliability Efforts Focus of DPH Presentation; Upcoming Program: Addressing Child Abuse, Sex Trafficking of Minors, and Children’s Behavioral Health Issues in the ED; New York Times Bestselling Author to Keynote Nurse Leadership Forum; Innovation Subject of Nursing Leadership Program; Connecticut Hospitals Prepare for Ebola; ;  more...
09/25/2014 Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in Surviving Sepsis Program; Upcoming Program: Addressing Child Abuse, Sex Trafficking of Minors, and Children’s Behavioral Health Issues in the ED; Independent Connecticut Healthcare Systems Announce Formation of Statewide “Value Care Alliance”; Tom Foley Discusses Future of Healthcare in Connecticut; ;  more...
09/18/2014 Education Updates; CHA Candidate Forum; Leveling the Playing Field: Education and Healthcare; First Confirmed Enterovirus Case in Connecticut; Endowed Nursing Chair Established at WCHN; Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Certified as First Member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance; ;  more...
09/11/2014 Education Updates; Ebola Preparedness Checklist Released; Middlesex Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition for Unprecedented Fourth Time; First CHA Candidate Forum to Feature Tom Foley; Upcoming Program: Organ Donation Across the Continuum of Care; National Suicide Prevention Week; ;  more...
09/04/2014 Education Updates; CMS Releases Proposal to Address Short-Stay Appeal Backlog; ChimeNet Receives 2014 Best of Wallingford Award; Healthcare Equity and the Achievement Gap Focus of NPR Story Series; NIH Provides Comprehensive Ebola Information; ;  more...
08/21/2014 Education Update; New England Regional Health Equity Council Working to Eliminate Disparities; Connecticut's Safety Award in National Spotlight; Hospitals Support Plans to Publicize Safe Havens Law; CDC Issues New Ebola Guidance ; ;  more...
08/07/2014 Education Update; Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity Focuses on Eliminating Healthcare Disparities; Party Primaries to be Held Next Week; Observation Status Focus of Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing; ;  more...
07/24/2014 Education Update; CHA Takes Home National Quality Award; New Review Highlights Growing Demand for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants; State Ends FY 2014 with $121 Million Surplus ; ;  more...
07/10/2014 CHA CEO Discusses Healthcare Science on Panel at Capitol; Saint Mary's Hospital To Join Tenet Healthcare; Senator Blumenthal Presses the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for Additional Information; Connecticut Hospitals Among Nation’s Most Wired; ;  more...
06/26/2014 Connecticut Hospital Association Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; Creative Thinking the Focus of CHA Supplier Diversity Forum; CHA Awards Highlight Healthcare Leaders and Heroes; CHA's 96th Annual Meeting Focuses on One Voice, One Vision; ;  more...
06/12/2014 CHA Special Edition of Update: Annual Meeting Awards; Congratulations to All Awardees; Yale-New Haven Hospital to Receive the 2014 Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award; Doctors, Nurses, Volunteers, Patients, and Caregivers Honored as 2014 CHA Healthcare Heroes; 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; R. Christopher Hartley, SVP, Planning, Business Development and Government Relations, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Recognized as Grassroots Champion; Susan Davis, EdD, RN, to Receive the 2014 T. Stewart Hamilton, MD, Distinguished Service Award; Connecticut Hospitals Recognized Nationally For Leadership in Quality Improvement; ;  more...
05/29/2014 Education Updates; CT Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Defendants – CHA Filed Amicus Brief; CHA Annual Meeting: Save the Date; Connecticut to Apply for Additional State Innovation Model Grant Funding; AHA Requests Summary Judgment in Two-Midnight Rule Lawsuit; Update Summer Schedule; ;  more...
05/22/2014 Education Updates; Quint Studer to Give Keynote Address at CHA Annual Meeting; New HHS Data Show Quality Improvements Saved 15,000 Lives and $4 Billion in Health Spending ; Hospitals Discuss Best Practices for Providing Adult Emergency Psychiatric Care; CHA Diversity Collaborative and Supplier Diversity Forum - Save the Date; CHA Congratulates Nightingale Award Winners; ;  more...
05/08/2014 Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week; Leaders Take Hospital Message to Washington; Hospitals Focus on Surgical Safety; Bill Addressing Hospital Conversions and Medical Practice Acquisitions Passes; Special Section: 2014 Legislative Session ; “Reverse PILOT” Bill Not Called in The Senate; Final Three Days of Session; Update Publishing Schedule Note; ;  more...
05/01/2014 Education Updates; General Assembly Enters Final Days With Major Issues Unresolved; CHA Annual Meeting: Save the Date; White Paper: Economic Impact of Physicians; CHA Supplier Diversity Forum – Save the Date; Bill Allowing APRNs to Practice IndependentlyTransmitted to the Governor; Declining Revenues Cause Malloy to Pull Back on Tax Rebate Proposal and Funding For Supplemental Pension Fund; ;  more...
04/24/2014 Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in Advocacy Day at the Capitol; April Recognized as Minority Health Month; Legislative Session Enters Final Weeks; Pricing Transparency Report Released; Voters in the 94th House District to Elect New Representative; ;  more...
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...