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May 18, 2018 News Headlines

Cristina Batt to Lead HANYS’ Washington Office

Bea Grause, President of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), has announced the appointment of Cristina Freyre Batt as HANYS’ new Vice President, Federal Relations. In her new position, she will oversee all of HANYS’ federal government relations and advocacy work, working with lawmakers and HANYS’ members to advance the Association’s healthcare agenda in Washington.

“Cristina is a welcome addition to our senior management team. She will be instrumental in guiding our advocacy and government relations work to support our healthcare agenda,” said Ms. Grause. “Her public policy experience and proven effectiveness in advocacy will strengthen our efforts as we work with our members to protect patient care and navigate an ever-changing, complex healthcare landscape.”

Learn more about Ms. Batt’s appointment in HANYS’ press announcement.


Nominate a Trustee for HTNYS' 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Award

HTNYS is pleased to announce that the nomination process for its 2018 Trustee Leadership and Advocacy Award is now open. The award recognizes trustees who demonstrate a profound impact in the boardroom with their trustee skills, time commitment, and knowledge required for effective decision making.

HTNYS is especially interested in nominations on behalf of trustees who are taking a lead role in positioning the organization to meet the challenges of the current healthcare environment. Nominees should also demonstrate outstanding contributions in grassroots advocacy initiatives on behalf of a hospital or health system.

All HTNYS members are eligible to be nominated, except for trustees who currently serve on the HTNYS Board of Governors. Nominations are due June 26. Contact: Sue Ellen Wagner


Innovation Spotlight—Maimonides Medical Center Provides Women-Targeted Cardiac Care

The predominance of men in cardiology and the lack of modesty afforded by heart exams can prevent women, especially those with faith-based modesty expectations, from receiving adequate cardiac care. The Heart to Heart Program at Maimonides Medical Center confronts this issue with women-targeted community outreaches.

To learn more about this initiative, 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.  


May 23: Does Health Equity Matter. . . Why Now?

The New York Society for Health Planning is delighted to have Dr. Ram Raju, Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health, speak to its members and guests on Wednesday, May 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. about health equity, social determinants of health, and their effect on the community. During the event, he will share how in a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace, social determinants of health should be an essential part of the organizational strategy of health care systems in order to improve the health outcomes of patients and the communities they live in. Online registration is available. Contact: Debbie Goldman


June 1: Healthcare Quality the Multi-Dimensional Approach

The New York Association for Healthcare Quality, Inc. is holding an educational program on Friday, June 1, at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Conference Room A, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.

The agenda offers a multi-dimensional approach to quality management, and participants will:

  • learn methods to reduce human errors and system changes;
  • identify new emerging organisms found in healthcare today, and understand issues related to multidrug resistant organisms;
  • be able to discuss NYS updates on quality issues, programs to combat the Opioid epidemic, and discuss Star Ratings & HCAHPS scores;
  • be able to understand the new CoPs on Emergency Management;
  • identify other choices and methods related to Hospital Accreditation; and
  • focus on important safety and quality patient issues in regard to CLABSI.

Please see the event brochure for registration information. Contact: Roslyn Shein