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June 11, 2021 News Headlines

HANYS President Bea Grause named in Albany Power 100

In a year when the importance of healthcare couldn’t be more evident, Grause was once again ranked among Albany’s most prolific lawmakers, key commissioners, business leaders, nonprofits and labor unions, outspoken advocates and activists.

UHC delays harmful emergency department policy

After pushback from HANYS and other groups, UHC said it would delay the policy, which would deny payment for ED visits UHC deems as non-urgent, until the pandemic has ended. We will continue to press for this policy to be permanently halted.

HANYS 52nd Annual Membership Conference next week

In less than a week we’ll be gathered together (virtually, of course) digging in on the issues that matter most to you like post-COVID-19 strategizing, diversity and health equity planning, financial recovery, digital strategies and person-centered care. Register now and join the conversation June 16-17!

Increase board diversity with AHA’s Trustee Match program

With diverse boards, hospitals and health systems can accelerate advancements in addressing health equity for patients and communities. Read HTNYS' June edition of Trends to learn how this match program can help you increase diversity on your boards, councils and executive committees.

Addiction treatment facilities: Respond to ATLAS survey by July 30

Facility responses to the email survey will help improve patient experience and connect them with the best services for their needs. Questions on the survey or requests for a new link should be directed to the ATLAS Helpdesk.

Spotlight on Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Shifting thinking from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?” Blythedale Children’s Hospital’s Trauma-informed Systems’ Change Learning Collaborative is helping organizations and communities transition toward trauma-informed care. Learn more in our Member Spotlight.

Upcoming events

Managing variability in patient flow: Strategies for improving care access, quality and safety
June 15

An overview of MCAG’s Class Action Settlement Recovery Service
June 16

DSH Audit Tool Office Hours
June 16

HANYS 52nd Annual Membership Conference
June 16-17

HANYS government relations update call
June 25