Update Archives

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

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2016 Update Archives

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...