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April 27, 2018 News Headlines

New from HANYS President Bea Grause: “Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios are the Wrong Approach to Patient Safety”

"We need to support work cultures that recognize the important contributions of all caregivers, not just some." In her latest blog post, HANYS President Bea Grause covers the importance of preserving the expert nimbleness and agility needed for delivering safe patient care. Read her post now.

New Continuing Education Credits Available for Conference Attendees

HANYS invites member leaders in all “C-level” roles to join us at HANYS’ 50th Annual Membership Conference in Saratoga Springs June 27-29!

Attendees of this year’s Annual Membership Conference can take advantage of the opportunity to earn the following continuing education credits, as applicable:

  • New for 2018: 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™;
  • New for 2018: 10.5 contact hours of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credit;
  • 12.5 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit;
  • 3 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits;
  • 12.5 participant hours of National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) credit; and
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credits (details pending).

Registration is currently open. We look forward to seeing HANYS members in Saratoga this June! 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Healthcare Association of New York State. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Contact: Allison Manny

Innovation Spotlight—Rochester Regional Health Invests in a Healthier World

Each year, about one in six deaths worldwide is linked to pollution, according to The Lancet. To support a healthier community, Rochester Regional Health announced that by 2025, all electricity used by the system will be from renewable sources.

To learn more about this announcement, read the full story here. This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  

HTNYS Launches New Resource on Board Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency

HTNYS’ online library on Board Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency offers succinct articles, videos, and publications to educate trustees on the value of promoting diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency on your boards and across your organizations. Boards can use the resource as a tool to generate discussion and inspire action to improve board diversity and organizational awareness. HTNYS is grateful for the leadership and guidance of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee in developing this new library. Contact: Sue Ellen Wagner