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CHA Releases Video Telling the Pandemic Story Through the Eyes of the Caregivers

It’s a perspective that needs to be shared: the COVID-19 pandemic through the experiences of Connecticut’s caregivers.  In documentary style, through the eyes and voices of hospital professionals from across the state, Caring Voices, Caring Hands weaves a compelling story of the initial days of the pandemic, the impact of the response on individuals and their families, the uncertainties of combatting an unknown virus, the support of their colleagues, organizations, and communities, and most importantly, the motivation that keeps them coming back each day and looking forward to the future.  While produced primarily for the healthcare workforce, in acknowledgement of their dedication, sacrifice, and determination, it’s a story that will be shared with the public, as well, as we look back on the challenges and successes of the past two years.

 

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Nuvance Health Names McCulloch New President of Sharon Hospital

As part of its continued investment in the region, Nuvance Health has appointed Christina McCulloch, MBA, BSN, RN, as President of Sharon Hospital.  McCulloch has worked at Sharon Hospital for more than eight years, most recently serving as Chief Nursing Officer since 2018.  McCulloch will work closely with current President Dr. Mark Hirko, MD, FACS, who will remain part of the leadership team in an advisory role as he transitions his focus and expertise to serve as the full-time President of Nuvance’s Putnam Hospital in New York’s Hudson Valley.

 

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CHA Comments on 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

In a letter last week to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the Connecticut Hospital Association commented that the Fiscal Year 2023 proposed payment was woefully inadequate and does not capture the unprecedented cost pressures being experienced by hospitals and health systems.  CHA urged CMS to make a retrospective adjustment for FY 2023 that reflects the significant change in costs due to inflation that hospitals, like consumers, are facing.  CHA further asked CMS to eliminate the productivity cut for FY 2023, in light of the extremely tight healthcare labor market, as well as the constrained supply chain.

 

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