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

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2017 Update Archives

11/16/2017 Care Decisions Conference Focuses on Healthcare Decision Making; Legislature Approves Hospital Tax Fix; Education Updates; CHA to Host Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Conference; Happy Thanksgiving - Thank you to Connecticut Hospitals and Caregivers; Charlotte Hungerford and Hartford HealthCare Receive Approval to Affiliate; ;  more...
11/09/2017 State Legislators Elected To New Offices in Special Election; Care Decisions Connecticut Conference to Feature Colin McEnroe; CHA to Host Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Conference; Emergency Department Physicians Play Key Role at Opioid Symposium ; Education Updates; UConn Health Collaborates with Duke for Brain Tumor Care ; ;  more...
11/02/2017 Community Care Teams Highlighted at Connecticut Public Health Association Conference; Governor Line-Item Vetoes Hospital Supplemental Payments; Open Enrollment Begins for State Health Insurance Exchange; Care Decisions Connecticut Conference to Feature Colin McEnroe; Keynote Speaker at Health Equity Symposium Urges Audience to Look Upstream; Education Updates; ;  more...
10/26/2017 Education Updates; DPH Tracking Early Influenza Cases; Care Decisions Connecticut Conference to Feature Colin McEnroe; General Assembly Approves $41.3 Billion Budget; CHA Program Addresses Social Determinants of Health; AHA Toolkit Helps Hospitals Address Opioid Epidemic; ;  more...
10/19/2017 Grant Awarded to Further Community Care Teams ; Connecticut Joins Multistate Lawsuit Defending Affordable Care Act; Lawmakers Remain in Talks to Resolve Budget Stalemate; Education Updates; Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Enter Cancer Care Collaboration; CHA Program Addresses Social Determinants of Health; California Hospital Association Establishes Fire Relief Fund; ;  more...
10/12/2017 Education Update; State Budget Talks Continue; CHA Hosts Population Health Academy; CHA Program Addresses Social Determinants of Health; Patient and Family Experience Highlighted at Nurse Leadership Forum; U.S. Hospital Community Benefits Exceed Federal Tax Exemption 11 to 1; ;  more...
10/05/2017 Education Update; Tiffany Christensen to Provide Keynote Address at Nurse Leadership Forum; Puerto Rico Update and How to Help Hospital Employees Affected by Recent Hurricanes; Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Meets with Connecticut Delegation; Connecticut Stands with Las Vegas Hospitals; House Meets in Veto Override Session but Vote Postponed – Leaders Seek New Budget; Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Report Submitted to Legislature; ;  more...
09/28/2017 Education Update; Tiffany Christensen to Provide Keynote Address at Nurse Leadership Forum; CHA Joins United Against the Flu Campaign; National Academy of Medicine Issues Guide to Counter Opioid Epidemic; GOP Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Fails; Governor Vetoes Republican Budget; Hospital Talks Ongoing; ;  more...
09/21/2017 Education Updates; Tiffany Christensen to Provide Keynote Address at Nurse Leadership Forum; Governor Vows to Veto GOP Budget, Invites Both Sides to Talk; New GOP Plan to Repeal ACA Would Cost Connecticut Billions; Department of Public Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2017 Season; ;  more...
09/14/2017 Connecticut Among States Awarded CDC Funds to Fight Opioid Overdose Epidemic; Education Updates; Tiffany Christensen to Provide Keynote Address at Nurse Leadership Forum; State Budget Negotiations Include Hospital Agreement; AHA Offers Guides on Social Determinants of Health; Hartford HealthCare Announces Regional Leadership Changes; Hurricane Irma Update and How You Can Help ; ;  more...
09/07/2017 Connecticut Stands With Texas Hospitals; Opioid Legislation Signed by Gov. Malloy on Overdose Awareness Day; Education Updates; Tiffany Christensen to Provide Keynote Address at Nurse Leadership Forum; Chris Dadlez to Step Down as CEO of Trinity Health Of New England; Special Session Planned for Next Week; ;  more...
08/24/2017 CHA Announces Partnership with Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative ; Congressmen Larson and Courtney Discuss Medicare Buy-In Legislation at Manchester Memorial Hospital; 2017 Connecticut Health Council DC Forum in September; Education Updates; House Democrats Release Newly Revised Budget Document; Modern Healthcare Names Yale New Haven Health CEO Marna Borgstrom Among Most Influential People in Healthcare; ;  more...
08/10/2017 CHA Receives Grant from March of Dimes, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Reduce Early Elective Deliveries; Gil Peri Named President and Chief Operating Officer for Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Peter Adamo Named President & CEO of Waterbury Hospital/Greater Waterbury Health Network; Education Updates; State Budget Stalemate Continues ; Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano Opts Out of Run for Governor; ;  more...
07/27/2017 PatientPing and CHA Announce Progress of Innovative Statewide Health Data-Sharing Initiative; House Approves SEBAC Agreement As Budget Negotiations Continue; As Healthcare Debate Continues in Washington, Connecticut Braces for Outcome; Michael Collins Named CEO of Eastern Connecticut Health Network ; State Department of Public Health Announces New CDC Guidelines for Zika Testing Of Pregnant Women ; ;  more...
07/13/2017 Governor Signs Health Care Cabinet Bill; Governor Signs Bill Furthering State’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis; Legislature Nears July 18 Budget Vote; American Liver Foundation Seeks to Educate Public about Hepatitis C Test; Connecticut Hospitals Among Nation’s Most Wired; ;  more...
06/29/2017 Anne Diamond Named President and CEO of Day Kimball Healthcare; State Budget Update; Vote on Senate Health Care Plan Delayed Due to Opposition; Paula Crombie Honored for Helping Homeless Population; ;  more...
06/15/2017 CHA's 99th Annual Meeting: Building a Healthier Connecticut; CHA Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; CHA Awards Celebrate Healthcare Leaders and Heroes; Update Summer Schedule; ;  more...
06/08/2017 CHA to Recognize the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging with the 2017 Community Service Award; Bruce D. Cummings, FACHE, to Receive the 2017 T. Stewart Hamilton, MD, Distinguished Service Award; Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group’s Kurt Barwis Named Connecticut’s 2017 Grassroots Champion; Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to Receive the 2017 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data; CHA Honors 12 Healthcare Heroes; CHA Special Edition of Update: Annual Meeting Awards ; ;  more...
06/01/2017 As Session Enters Final Week, Lawmakers Scramble to Close Deficits; Advocacy Continues as Session Comes to an End; State Officials Urge Better Public Awareness of Safe Haven Law; Urban PTSD Summit Features Experts from Across the State; Pulitzer Prize-­Winning Columnist to Provide CHA Annual Meeting Keynote Address; Education Updates; House Approves Opioid Legislation; ;  more...
05/25/2017 President’s Budget Proposes Deep Cuts to Medicaid; St. Vincent's Medical Center Announces Leadership Transition; Psychiatric Services Report Issued to the Legislature; CT Healthcare Association Collaborative Advocates Against Federal Healthcare Changes; Save the Date: CHA's 99th Annual Meeting; Education Updates; ;  more...
05/18/2017 Governor and Lawmakers Issue New Budget Proposals; Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Celebrates Final Graduation; CHA Program Explores Best Practices for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Day Kimball Healthcare, Yale New Haven Health Announce Community Partnership; Education Updates; Pulitzer Prize ­Winning Columnist to Provide CHA Annual Meeting Keynote Address; ;  more...
05/11/2017 CHA Congratulates Nightingale Winners; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week; CHA Participates in American Association of Suicidology Conference; Education Updates; Hospital Leaders Take Message to Washington D.C.; Parents Advocate for Prevention of Sepsis ; Governor Issues Deficit Mitigation Plan, Cuts Hospital Funding; ;  more...
05/04/2017 World Asthma Day Celebrated This Week; Pulitzer Prize­-Winning Columnist to Provide CHA Annual Meeting Keynote Address; State Budget Crisis Worsens as Legislative Session Continues; AHA Asks Hospitals to Participate in #MyHospital Campaign; Education Updates; New Report Finds Connecticut Ranks Low on Health Indicators; ;  more...
04/27/2017 Connecticut to Receive $5.5 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic; Hospitals Observe National Donate Life Month; Hospitals Testify Before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee; Special Elections Held in Two House Districts; House and Senate Meet in Session ; Education Updates; GOP Leaders Announce Budget Proposal; Appropriations Committee Adjourns Without Voting on a Budget; ;  more...
04/20/2017 Care Decisions Connecticut Initiative Kicks Off at CHA; Reducing Child Maltreatment and Fatalities Requires Many Stakeholders; Chambers Of Commerce Lend Support To Hospitals; Tough Flu Season Is Winding Down; Education Updates; ;  more...
04/13/2017 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist to Provide CHA Annual Meeting Keynote Address; CHA Raises Donate Life Flag in Support of Donate Life Month; Next Week: CHA Hosts Kickoff Program for Care Decisions Connecticut; Yale New Haven Hospital, Danbury Hospital Chosen for CMS Program; Issue-Based Forum Held on Hospital Property Tax Exemption; Education Updates; Hospital Leaders Focus on Collaboration at Healthcare Forum; Governor Malloy Announces He Will Not Run For Re-election; ;  more...
04/06/2017 Hospitals Turn Out in Force for Hospital Day at the Capitol; CHA Announces Statewide Patient Family Advisory Council; Candidates Emerge for Two Special Elections; Public Health Committee Takes Action on Legislative Proposals; CHA Hosts Kickoff Program for Care Decisions Connecticut; Education Updates; Patrick Green Named New President and CEO of L+M Healthcare ; ;  more...
03/30/2017 CHA and Bayer Announce First Statewide Radiation Dose Management Repository; Join us for Hospital Day at the Capitol Next Week; Commerce and Human Services Committees Advance Legislation; Public Health Committee Advances Certificate Of Need Bill ; CHA Hosts Kickoff Program for Care Decisions Connecticut; Education Updates; Department of Public Health Achieves National Public Health Accreditation; ;  more...
03/23/2017 Hospitals Testify Against Governor’s Certificate of Need Proposal; Connecticut Asthma Initiative Takes Stock of Progress, Shares Stories; Connecticut Hospitals Invest $1.6 billion in Community Benefit Initiatives; CHA Provides Testimony on Legislative Proposals; Education Updates; Insurance Committee Does Not Advance Site Neutral Bill; ;  more...
03/16/2017 Partnering With Patients Leads to Better Outcomes; Special Elections Set For Two State Representative Seats; State Launches Zika Awareness Campaign; Collaborations of Care Partners Attend Town Hall Event; Deadline Approaching: CHA Annual Meeting Awards; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; Education Updates; ;  more...
03/09/2017 Connecticut Hospital Health Systems Contribute $26.2 Billion to State’s Economy ; Insurance Committee Holds Roundtable Discussion On Healthcare; Connecticut Hospitals Testify Against Governor's Budget; Modern Healthcare names Marna P. Borgstrom one of its top 25 leaders; Deadline Approaching: CHA Annual Meeting Awards; 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare; Education Updates; Newly Elected Lawmaker Named Vice Chair of Public Health Committee; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; ;  more...
03/02/2017 Senate Remains Evenly Split After Special Elections; State’s Opioid Crisis Worsens as Deaths Jump 25 Percent; CHA Testifies Against Cuts to DMHAS Budget; CHA Provides Testimony on Legislative Proposals; 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare; Education Updates; ;  more...
02/23/2017 Special Elections Next Week: Evenly Split State Senate at Risk; Hospitals Testify at Budget Hearing; Collaborations of Care Partners Participate in Legislative Forums ; 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare; Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations ; CHA Provides Testimony on Legislative Proposals; ;  more...
02/16/2017 Special Election Candidate Profile: 32nd Senate District; Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff Meets with Collaborations of Care Partners; CHA Launches Campaign Opposing Taxes on Hospitals; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; 15th Annual Patient Safety Summit: Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare; Education Updates; Flu Cases Continue to Increase in Connecticut and Across U.S.; ;  more...
02/09/2017 Governor Malloy Announces State Budget Proposal; Special Election Candidate Profile: 2nd Senate District; Every Woman Symposium Focuses On Improving Birth Outcomes; Collaborations of Care Partners Meet with Connecticut Delegation to Share Concerns; Education Updates; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; ;  more...
02/02/2017 House Republican Leader Meets With Collaborations of Care Partners; Special Elections Candidate Profile: 115th House District; Hospital Associations Outline Priorities for ACA Repeal; Governor Malloy Announces Legislative Initiatives Addressing Opioid Addiction; Education Updates; AHA Study Finds Hospital Mergers Reduce Costs; Connecticut Monitoring Babies for Zika-Related Birth Defects; ;  more...
01/26/2017 Timothy McClung, MS, MPH, Joins CHA as Director, Quality Informatics; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; Education Updates; Hebrew HealthCare Sells Skilled Nursing Facility; State Reporting a $23.3 Million Surplus; Lawmakers Scheduled to Vote on State Pension Changes; ;  more...
01/19/2017 Certificate of Need Taskforce Sends Recommendations to Governor; Connecticut's Congressional Delegation Opposes ACA Repeal; Flu Cases Increasing in Connecticut and Across the U.S.; Education Updates; AHA Annual Meeting Provides Opportunity to Advocate for Connecticut Hospitals; Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing to Close; Candidates Preparing for Special Elections; ;  more...
01/12/2017 Legislative Committee Assignments Announced; Improving the Health of Communities Through Healthy Foods; Education Updates; Governor Nominates Ted Doolittle as Connecticut Healthcare Advocate; New Study Finds Connecticut Would Lose Jobs Under ACA Repeal; Save the Date: CHA's 99th Annual Meeting; ;  more...
01/05/2017 Senator Murphy Celebrates Legislative Victory at Middlesex Hospital ; Legislative Session Opens With Pledges of Bipartisan Cooperation; Gina Burrows, APRN, Joins CHA as Director, Population Health; Education Updates; Influenza Cases Rising Across Connecticut; Bruce Cummings, President and Chief Executive Officer, L+M Healthcare, to Retire in 2017; Three State Legislators Not Seated; ;  more...

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