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HANYS launching Advancing Healthcare Excellence and Inclusion initiative

With generous support from a nearly $1 million grant of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, HANYS will be deepening and targeting our work in health disparities.

Published January 28, 2022

HTNYS announces 2022 board leadership

Healthcare Trustees of New York State is pleased to welcome Susan Holliday, trustee at UR Medicine in Rochester, as board chair. See the full list of 2022 board officers and new board members.

Published January 28, 2022

Nearly 200 representatives urge Biden administration to investigate nurse staffing agency practices

Signatories of the HANYS-supported letter urge the administration to investigate reports that nurse staffing agencies are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase profits at the expense of hospitals and their patients. HANYS has been drawing attention at all levels of government to the staffing shortages facing New York’s hospitals and health systems and the unsustainable costs of traveling nurses that are exacerbating this dire situation.

Published January 28, 2022

Spotlight on Highland Hospital

Through a variety of initiatives that improved face-to-face, effective communication among team members, they reduced mean patient length of stay by 1.1 days and median length of stay by nine hours. Learn more in our Member Spotlight.

Published January 28, 2022

DOH releases brochure on COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy

The patient education brochure, titled “Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Baby: Get the COVID-19 Vaccine,” is available online in 11 languages to assist providers when counseling patients.

Published January 28, 2022

New WCB resources focus on long-haul COVID-19

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is offering a new series of webinars to provide information on long-haul COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims. Information on the webinars along with new fact sheets and other COVID-19 resources for workers, employers and insurance carriers are available on WCB’s webpage.

Published January 28, 2022

FDA updates device shortage list

Updated Jan. 19, the device shortage list now includes all blood specimen collection tubes (product codes GIM and JKA), in addition to the sodium citrate (light blue top) tubes previously included; access the FDA’s Blood Specimen Collection Tube Shortage FAQ for more information.

Published January 28, 2022

Upcoming events

HANYS Quality Analysis Suite: New quality measure trends and reference guide tools
Feb. 1

Standing membership call
Feb. 1

Emergency Department Diversion/Inpatient Admissions Collaborative Program for COVID-19 and Beyond
Feb. 3

How COVID-19 spreads
Feb. 3

HANYS government relations update call
Feb. 4

Regional state budget briefings: Day one
Feb. 9

Regional state budget briefings: Day two
Feb. 11

Standing membership call
Feb. 15

Leveraging the emergency department to improve antibiotic use
Feb. 16

HANYS government relations update call
Feb. 18

Published January 28, 2022

Senate reintroduces bill addressing resident physician shortage

The HANYS-supported Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 was reintroduced in the Senate this week. This bipartisan legislation would supplement the investments in Graduate Medical Education made last year by further increasing the number of Medicare-supported residency slots in teaching hospitals by 14,000 over seven years. The House companion bill is expected to be reintroduced in the coming days.

We encourage you to contact your members of Congress to urge them to sign on as original cosponsors of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act.

Please use our GME policy scroller to help inform lawmakers on the importance of adequate Medicare-supported residency slots and GME funding and to secure co-sponsor support. Contact: Cristina Batt

Published March 19, 2021