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April 16, 2021 News Headlines

New HANYS-Vyv partnership to help healthcare organizations challenge HAIs

HANYS is partnering with Vyv, a New York-based health technology company, to advance the use of innovative lighting to better protect healthcare environments.

Learn more about Vyv’s proven antimicrobial technology during our May 19 webinar. Contact: Terry August


Recognitions, additions to HANYS’ quality committee

HANYS’ board of trustees is pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Jarrett of Northwell Health as the next chair of the HANYS Statewide Steering Committee on Quality Initiatives. The board thanks Dr. Robert J. Panzer of University of Rochester Medical Center for his seven years of service as chair; he will remain on the committee.

Read more about the committee’s incoming leadership and Dr. Panzer’s contributions online. Contact: Kathy Rauch


Top lawmakers call for enforcement of transparency rule

This week, leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a bipartisan letter urging enforcement of the Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule.

While HANYS-supported litigation regarding the rule is ongoing, members working to achieve or improve compliance should consider HANYS' partnership with IBM Watson Health to assist with meeting the price transparency regulations. Contact: Elyse Oveson


Increase board diversity by addressing these common mistakes

Diversity, inclusion and cultural competency within healthcare organizations and boards are key to reducing health disparities and improving community health outcomes. But many diversity efforts fail. Learn how to address common mistakes and achieve diversity goals in HTNYS’ April edition of Trends. Contact: Kristen Phillips


Spotlight on St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center

Using alternate non-pharmacological approaches, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center reduced the use of psychoactive medications for managing the behavioral health of their residents. Learn more in our Member Spotlight.


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Complex Case Discharge Delay: Leveraging the Data
April 20

Implementing Leader Standard Work in Ambulatory Clinics
April 21

Ebola: Essential Knowledge for the Clinician and Public Health Practitioner
April 22

HANYS Government Relations Update Call
April 30

Medicare’s Post-acute Care and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Proposed Rules
May 3

Leading Through Turbulent Times
May 3 - 11

Preventing and Responding to Aggressive Patient Behavior
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