Update Archives

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

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2018 Update Archives

12/06/2018 CHA CEO Appointed to Board of Directors of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity; CHA To Hold Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update ; Education Updates; Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative Members Present at National Conference; Middlesex Rebrands to Reflect Scope of Care; ;  more...
11/29/2018 Education Updates; Connecticut Adds Fourth Level I Trauma Center; Conference Focuses on Eliminating Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes; Upcoming Financial Training Programs at CHA ; Flu in Connecticut Not Widespread; ;  more...
11/15/2018 Education Updates; Grant Awarded to Expand Neonatal Opioid Use Disorder Program; Happy Thanksgiving - Thank You to Connecticut Hospitals and Caregivers; CHA Board Member Kurt Barwis Elected to ACHE National Board of Governors; CHA Board Chairman John Murphy on Becker’s Healthcare List of Physician Leaders to Know; Tackling Hunger and Health in Connecticut ; Nurse Leaders Inspired to Find Joy at CHA Conference; ;  more...
11/08/2018 Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Among Nation’s Most Wired ; Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative Annual Conference; November: National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; Democrats take Governorship and Majority in House and Senate; ;  more...
11/01/2018 Education Updates; Open Enrollment Begins for State Health Insurance Exchange; Save The Date - Nurse Leadership Forum: Tuesday, November 13, 2018; Geriatric Surgical Protocol Focuses on Improving Outcomes; Safe Patient Handling Forum Focuses on Best Practices; Program Focuses on Healthcare and Community Partnerships; ;  more...
10/25/2018 Connecticut Hospitals Respond to the Opioid Crisis; Education Updates; Save The Date - Nurse Leadership Forum: Tuesday, November 13, 2018; CHA Joins Trinity Health Of New England 61 Day Challenge; Hartford Poised to Raise Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products; First Flu Virus Death of the Season in Connecticut ; ;  more...
10/18/2018 Education Updates; Save The Date: Nurse Leadership Forum November 13, 2018; Connecticut Hospitals Stand With Florida Hospitals ; Health Equity Symposium Focuses on Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes ; ;  more...
10/11/2018 Education Updates; CHA Joins AHA’s United Against the Flu Campaign ; Healthcare Sector Poised for Growth in Connecticut; Health Equity Symposium to Focus on Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes; Save The Date: Nurse Leadership Forum - November 13, 2018; ;  more...
10/04/2018 Education Updates; Milford Hospital to Explore Integration With Bridgeport Hospital; Stamford Health Announces New Chief Executive Officer; Hartford HealthCare Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Health Equity Symposium to Focus on Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes; ;  more...
09/27/2018 15 Cases of West Nile Virus Identified in Connecticut; Education Updates; State Receives $20 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Michael Ivy, MD, Named Interim CEO at Bridgeport Hospital; ChimeNet Shares Technology Update; ;  more...
09/20/2018 Health Equity Symposium to Focus on Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes; Education Updates; Connecticut Hospitals Stand With North Carolina Hospitals; CHA Requests Senators Sign on to Site-Neutral Payment Policy Letter; Hospital Programs Improve Sepsis Outcomes ; Adverse Drug Events and Connecticut's Opioid Crisis are Foci of CHA Program; ;  more...
09/13/2018 CHA’s Nurse Preceptorship Program Strengthens Work of Nurse Preceptors; Health Equity Symposium to Focus on Bias and the Impact on Disparities in Health Outcomes; Trinity Health Among Hospitals, Systems Launching Generic Drug Company; Education Update; World Sepsis Day: September 13, 2018; ;  more...
09/06/2018 Education Update; Connecticut Residents Affected by West Nile Virus; National Association of Health Services Executives Social; Upcoming Financial Training Programs at CHA; Best Practice Resource Developed to Prevent Infections; ;  more...
08/30/2018 CHA Celebrates 100 Years of Service with Nod to Achievements in Healthcare; Education Updates; Upcoming Financial Training Programs at CHA; Work to Combat Overdoses Highlighted on International Overdose Awareness Day; Training Offers Techniques For Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Methods; ;  more...
08/16/2018 Education Updates; CHA Celebrates 100 Years of Service with Nod to Achievements in Healthcare; Marna Borgstrom Elected to American Hospital Association Board of Trustees; Two Infected With West Nile Virus; Nurse Preceptorship Program Next Month at CHA; Hospitals Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week ; Stefanowski and Lamont Win Primaries; ;  more...
08/02/2018 CHA Celebrates 100 Years of Service with Nod to Achievements in Healthcare; Education Updates; Training Offers Strategies to Create Peer Support Teams; State Relaunches Lead Awareness Campaign ; Palliative Care Programs in the Spotlight ; ;  more...
07/19/2018 Education Updates; Gaylord Specialty Healthcare President and CEO George Kyriacou Announces Retirement; CHA Celebrates 100 Years of Service with Nod to Achievements in Healthcare; Tuesday, July 24, 2018: Peer Supporter Training; Hospitals Participate in Safer Hospitals Initiative Program; ;  more...
07/05/2018 CHA Statewide Patient and Family Advisory Council Highlighted at National Conference; Insights on Hospital Disaster Response ; Senate and House Fail to Override Governor’s Vetoes; Qualidigm and Maine Quality Counts Announce Merger; Education Updates; Cross Continuum Patient Reference System Partner PatientPing Launches "Stories"; ;  more...
06/21/2018 CHA Kicks Off Social Determinants of Health Collaborative; Milford Hospital to Explore Integration With Bridgeport Hospital; Education Updates; Update Summer Schedule ; Bristol Hospital Marks Hospitals Against Violence Day; Hospital-Acquired Conditions Fall 8 Percent Over Two Years; ;  more...
06/15/2018 CHA Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; CHA Awards Celebrate Outstanding Contributions to Healthcare; CHA’s 100th Annual Meeting: To Participate in Healing is the Noblest Work – CHA: Celebrating 100 Years of Service; ;  more...
06/07/2018 CHA to Hold 100th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 14, 2018; Griffin Hospital’s Patrick A. Charmel Named Connecticut’s 2018 Grassroots Champion; CHA to Recognize Bridgeport Hospital with the 2018 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data; CHA to Recognize Yale New Haven Hospital with the 2018 Community Service Award ; Next Week's Update to be Published on Friday; ;  more...
05/31/2018 Education Updates; CHA Workshop Focuses on Social Determinants of Health; Doris Kearns Goodwin to Headline CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; CHA Hosts Kickoff of Social Determinants of Health Initiative; Toll from Flu Season is Severe; Bridgeport Hospital CEO William Jennings Receives United Way Award; ;  more...
05/24/2018 Conventions Held To Endorse Candidates; Education Updates; Cross Continuum Patient Reference System Partner PatientPing to Hold "Stories" Event; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Focus at CHA Conference; Conference Provides Guidance on Caring for LGBT Community; ;  more...
05/17/2018 CHA Conference Focuses on Environmental Factors of Asthma; What Patients Can Teach Us About Social Determinants in Behavioral Health; Education Updates; Doris Kearns Goodwin to Headline CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Special Election Dates Announced; Governor Signs Budget Closing $380 Million Deficit; ;  more...
05/10/2018 Connecticut Hospital Celebrate National Nurses Week; Middlesex Hospital Describes Emergency Response to Critical Event; Bipartisan Budget Agreement Reached; General Assembly Adjourns 2018 Regular Session ; Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in #MyHospital Campaign; Yale New Haven Hospital Accepts 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize; ;  more...
05/03/2018 Attorney General Issues Opinion on Captive Audience Bill; Branford, Canton Lawmakers Bow Out of Next Election ; Collaboration Partners Host Capitol Event to Educate Lawmakers; AHA Asks Hospitals to Participate in #MyHospital Campaign; A Closer Look at Asthma: Innovation and Strategies for the Future; Education Updates; CHA Conference Offers Tools for Addressing Social Determinants of Health; ;  more...
04/26/2018 Partisan Budgets Released - Neither Passed Full Committee; A Closer Look at Asthma: Innovation and Strategies for the Future; Education Updates; Second Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at the Capitol; House of Representatives Acts on Hospital Contracting Bill; Doris Kearns Goodwin to Headline CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; ;  more...
04/19/2018 Second Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at the Capitol; Education Updates; Connecticut Recognized by National Safety Council for Response to Opioid Epidemic; Legislature Awaits April Revenue Numbers; CHA Hosts Forum on Lessons Learned from Middlesex Hospital’s Emergency Response; Candidates Lining Up for Elizabeth Esty's Seat; ;  more...
04/12/2018 Patient Safety Summit Offers Strategies to Change Care Statewide; Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Will Not Seek Reelection; Milford State Representative to Seek Senate Seat; Cross Continuum Patient Reference System Partner PatientPing Expands Care Coordination Platform ; Education Updates; Connecticut Adopts New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Emergency Departments; Most Americans “Relieved” to Talk About End-of-Life Care; ;  more...
04/05/2018 Education Updates; Hospitals Share Unified Message at Capitol on Hospital Day; CHA Testifies Against Municipal Revenue Bill; Harsh Flu Season Coming to an End, But Hospitalizations Persist; Next Tuesday: 16th Annual Patient Safety Summit; Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Legislative Committees Reach Reporting Deadlines This Week; ;  more...
03/29/2018 Connecticut Hospitals Invest $1.7 Billion in Community Benefit Initiatives; Reginald Eadie Begins Tenure as President and CEO of Trinity Health Of New England; Education Updates; Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Connecticut Hospitals and Health Systems Contribute $27.7 Billion to State’s Economy; Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network to Form New Healthcare System; CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; ;  more...
03/22/2018 Education Updates; Leadership Change at St. Vincent's Medical Center; CHA to Host 16th Annual Patient Safety Summit; DPH Reports 1,317 Overdose Visits to Emergency Departments This Year; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Meets with Lawmakers; CHA Testifies Before Joint Legislative Committee Hearing; ;  more...
03/15/2018 CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; Veteran State Senator Announces Retirement; Hartford Legislator to Resign; CHA Testifies on Hospital-Related Bills; Patient Safety Awareness Week Advances Safety Culture; Education Updates; Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; ;  more...
03/08/2018 Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan Create Provider-Payer Collaborative Health Plan; Hospitals Provide Unified Opposition to Budget Proposals; Deaths from Accidental Drug Overdoses Exceed 1,000 for First Time; State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. Will Not Seek Third Term; Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Issues Final Report; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Approaching; CHA Opposes New Certificate of Need Requirements; ;  more...
03/01/2018 Third Connecticut Child Dies as Severe Flu Season Continues; Democrat Wins Special Election in Stratford ; CHA Testifies on Hospital Related Bills; CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; State Launches Change the Script Campaign to Combat Opioid Crisis; Education Updates; ;  more...
02/22/2018 Harsh Flu Season Continues, Claims Life of Second Connecticut Child; Hospitals Testify Against Cuts to DMHAS Budget; Three Prominent Lawmakers Announce Their Retirements; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Call for Nominations; Education Updates; Hospitals Provide Testimony on Department of Social Services Budget Proposals; ;  more...
02/15/2018 Two Democratic Lawmakers Announce Their Retirements; Severe Flu Continues in Connecticut; Save the Date: CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Education Updates; Faces of Connecticut Hospitals Campaign Expands to Website; National Donor Day Observed on February 14; ;  more...
02/08/2018 DPH Reports 63 Flu-Related Deaths; Governor Gives Budget Address Focused on “Fairness”; Governor Malloy Releases Changes To FY 2019 Budget; Education Updates; Connecticut Office of Health Strategy Officially Established ; Trinity Health Of New England Announces Reginald J. Eadie to be CEO; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Call for Nominations; Democrats Outline Priorities, Support For Community Hospitals; ;  more...
01/25/2018 Connecticut Hospital Leaders Take on Leadership Roles at AHA; Education Updates; CHA Holds Programs on Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes; Chelsea Groton Foundation Provides Support for CHA’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Comprehensive Education and Needs Training; Update on Hiatus Until Thursday, February 8; Gov. Malloy Appoints Vicki Veltri to Lead State’s Office of Health Strategy; Yale New Haven Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Community Service with 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize; Prescription Drug Pricing Roundtable Held; ;  more...
01/18/2018 Influenza Widespread in Connecticut; Special Election Scheduled; Education Update; Connecticut Hospitals Launch Test Project to Focus on Social Determinants of Health; Governor Vetoes Medicare Savings Plan Fix; ;  more...
01/11/2018 Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Affiliates with Hartford HealthCare; Forum Held on Behavioral Health Practices in the ED; Education Update; January Special Session Addresses Medicare Savings Program; House Democrat Linda Gentile to Retire at End of Term; Special Election Held in the 15th House District; ;  more...