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July 12, 2019 News Headlines

Save the date: HANYS’ 2019 Annual Conference for Healthcare Auxiliary and Volunteer Leaders is Oct. 16

Please save the date of Oct. 16 for HANYS’ 2019 Annual Conference for Healthcare Auxiliary and Volunteer Leaders. The conference will be held at HANYS’ office in Rensselaer from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For members coming in the evening of Oct. 15, there will be a dinner held at a local restaurant.

Hear remarks from HANYS President Bea Grause about the state and federal landscape, as well as some key policy issues impacting healthcare. Loretta A. Santilli, MPH, director, Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Health, will discuss the Prevention Agenda 2019-2024 and the great work that hospitals and their local county health departments are doing on wellness and prevention. Additional event details will be provided this summer. Contact: Sue Ellen Wagner


Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments on ACA

Earlier this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. United States, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA. HANYS is party to the amicus brief filed along with 23 other state hospital associations in support of the law. A review of the transcript indicates the possibility that the lower court’s decision could be upheld, which would invalidate the entire ACA. It is expected that any ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court, which would likely result in the issuance of a final decision in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election. HANYS will continue to vigorously support all efforts to uphold the law. Contact: Sandi Toll


Register now for HTNYS’ 2019 Annual Trustee Conference

Healthcare trustees and CEOs should not miss HTNYS’ 39th Annual Trustee Conference: The Power of Governance, taking place Sept. 13-15 in Saratoga Springs. With the healthcare environment changing rapidly, it is of upmost importance to stay informed of the latest issues, as well as trends and topics essential to your trustee role. HTNYS’ Annual Trustee Conference is the place to gain ideas and strategies from renowned national- and state-level healthcare and governance experts and network with your peers from across the state.

Reserve your hotel room by Aug. 12 to secure the special conference rate, and register for the conference by Aug. 29. Visit our conference website for more information and to register online. Contact: Kristen Phillips


Community Health Spotlight – Montefiore promotes the availability of healthy foods in its community

Montefiore Health System’s Healthy Food Initiative aims to increase the availability and demand for healthier foods in communities where its patients and associates live, while reducing the promotion and availability of less-healthful options.

To learn more about this HANYS 2019 Community Health Improvement Award-winning initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Community Health Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, addressing regional health disparities and delivering valuable benefits to local communities.


Mt. Sinai resident and hospital volunteer elected president of regional auxilian group

Mt. Sinai resident Barbara Zinna, a Mather Hospital volunteer, was elected to a one-year term as president of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. Her term expires June 2020. Ms. Zinna, an auxilian for 30 years, says one of her major roles as an auxilian is to raise awareness about the community services her hospital offers. Learn more about Ms. Zinna and her new role in Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s news release. Contact: Janine Logan