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August 17, 2018 News Headlines

New Blog Post: How Hospitals Protect Employees, Patients, and Visitors from Gun Violence

The horror of gun violence in public places has become all too common in our nation. Active shooter incidents have impacted many in our nation’s public spaces, requiring workplaces, schools, healthcare facilities, and more to prepare response protocols.

In hospitals and other healthcare facilities, a variety of unique factors make preventing and responding to an active shooter situation—an emergency that could happen within a facility’s own walls—particularly unique.

HANYS’ latest blog post discusses how hospitals and other healthcare facilities prepare for these incidents. Read our new post now.


Innovation Spotlight—Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Tackles Preterm Labor

Striving to decrease preterm birth, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo implemented the March of Dimes Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit. A multidisciplinary group of nurses, physicians, and midwives received training to understand the evidence-based patient evaluation strategies and treatment pathways.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, 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.  


2018 Trustee Conference Registration Deadline is Approaching: Don’t Miss Out!

The 2018 Trustee Conference in Saratoga Springs, September 14-16, is fast approaching. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to work with your CEO and board coordinator to make plans to attend. The registration deadline is August 24. 

Why should you attend the Conference?

"I have attended the Trustee Conference for several years and each time, I build on my knowledge and leave with a greater understanding of increasingly complex issues and trends that impact our board's governance role. The speakers and topics support my continuous growth as a trustee leader, and I find presentations by fellow trustees especially valuable. I come away from the Conference motivated by fresh ideas and strategies for becoming an even better board." - Rolland Peacock, III, Board Chair, Greater Hudson Valley Health System

"As a hospital trustee for more than 40 years, I know that I can rely on the Trustee Conference for the ongoing education I need to fulfill my governance role while adapting to the constantly changing environment. Speakers address topics that I want to hear about and provide information and insight that can support our decision-making as a board. I look forward to attending the Conference each year to connect with colleagues, learn from my peers, and bring back innovative ideas for our board to discuss." - Kenneth A. Jacoppi, Esq., Immediate Past Board Chair, Mather Hospital

We hope to see you at the Trustee Conference! Contact: Sue Ellen Wagner


Innovation Spotlight—Phelps Hospital Streamlines Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer patients face a long journey throughout diagnosis and treatment. This journey is often filled with anxiety, concern, and uncertainty—but it doesn’t have to be. At Phelps Hospital, in the Northwell Health system, Alice Police, MD, and her Breast Center team are streamlining breast cancer treatment to give their patients high-quality care quickly and effectively while alleviating the emotional impact it has on patients’ lives.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, 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.