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November 20, 2020 News Headlines

New blog post: Unfinished business: Key priorities to address before the end of the year

Federal action on COVID-19 relief and healthcare priorities can’t wait until 2021. Our new blog post covers key outstanding federal priorities Congress must take action on before the end of the year. 

This December: Join HCA-HANYS-IHA for two webinars highlighting innovative hospital and home care collaborations

Mark your calendar for Dec. 3 and Dec. 17, from 4 - 5 p.m. to join HCA-HANYS-IHA. They’ll explore successful strategies for providing high-quality patient care no matter the setting as part of the Statewide Hospital-Home Care Collaborative for COVID-19 and Beyond, supported by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Sessions are designed to promote pre- and post-hospital collaboration among hospitals and home care providers to address patient needs not only in the COVID-19 pandemic, but on a lasting basis.

The Dec. 3 webinar will feature Mount Sinai South Nassau and South Nassau Home Care and their focus on care transitions and recovery from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, diabetes, pre-and post-operative care in orthopedics or open heart surgeries. Add the upcoming Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 sessions to your calendar! 

Full details about this program as well as recordings of previous sessions are available online.

This webinar series is open to all hospital and home care organizations in New York state, free of charge. Contact: Christina Miller-Foster

HANYS recognizes member efforts during National Antibiotic Awareness Week

HANYS recognizes our members across the state for their dedication to improving antibiotic prescribing and reducing drug resistant infections during National Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nov. 18-24. 

Visit the HANYS Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative webpage for toolkits, guidelines and educational materials. While there, consider joining us and contributing your facility’s data through our portal. Additional resources about antibiotic awareness are available through the CDC website. Contact: Maria Sacco

Member Spotlight: St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam strengthens food security

Food insecurity is one of the most significant social determinants affecting community health. Lack of access to healthy foods adds to the root causes of poor health outcomes. The economic instability resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue in many communities. In 2018, St. Mary’s Healthcare began its Community Food Drop and Medical Mission to improve food security and access to healthy food and beverages for vulnerable people across the service area.

Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

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Programming note: There will be no HANYS News Thanksgiving week. We’ll catch you up on all things HANYS Dec. 4.