Program Listing

If you have questions or experience problems registering, please contact CHA Education Services at 203-294-7263 or educationservices@chime.org.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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In the event of inclement weather, call 203-265-7611 after 6:30 a.m. and select option #4 for a cancellation update.


Healthcare Partners Join CHA in Hosting Webinar on Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

On Wednesday, October 26, CHA and other healthcare provider associations hosted an issue-based forum focused on a review of the U.S. Access Board's accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE).  At the forum, the participants heard from Bobby Stinnette, Accessibility Specialist at the U.S. Access Board, on design standards criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological and mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities.  Participants also reviewed standards for equipment that assists in transfer from mobility aids and addressed transfer surfaces, support rails, armrests, and other features.

The forum was held to promote awareness of a new Connecticut law, supported by CHA and passed in 2022 that seeks to make healthcare providers aware of the standards, and requires institutions, including hospitals, to take these MDE standards into consideration before purchasing various types of medical equipment (Section 73 of Public Act 22-58).

CHA partnered with LeadingAge CT, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities/Connecticut Center for Assisted Living, and the disability advocacy community in providing this forum to members and the public.  CHA recognizes the importance of this access issue and recommends anyone with an interest to watch the forum’s 60-minute recording, which can be found here.


Connecticut Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program Kick-Off Conference - onsite registration
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please join us as we kick off the Mobile Integrated Healthcare program in Connecticut.  This conference is being held at CHA in Wallingford on Wednesday, March 13, with an option  to join virtually via Zoom.

The Office of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Public Health is pleased to  announce that it will will soon be accepting applications for approval of Mobile Integrated  Healthcare (MIH) programs from paramedic EMS Organizations.  

MIH, sometimes known as Community Paramedicine, provides healthcare using patient-centered, mobile resources in and out of the hospital environment.  Examples of MIH activities  include but are not limited to providing: 

• Telephone Advice instead of resource dispatch

• Chronic disease management

• Preventive care or post discharge follow-up

• In-home hospital care / primary care

• Transfer or referral to care beyond hospital emergency departments 

• Referral to community resources

There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Please register by March 1, 2024.

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Connecticut Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program Kick-Off Conference - virtual registration
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please join us as we kick off the Mobile Integrated Healthcare program in Connecticut.  This conference is being held at CHA in Wallingford on Wednesday, March 13, with an option  to join virtually via Zoom.

The Office of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Public Health is pleased to  announce that it will will soon be accepting applications for approval of Mobile Integrated  Healthcare (MIH) programs from paramedic EMS Organizations.  

MIH, sometimes known as Community Paramedicine, provides healthcare using patient-centered, mobile resources in and out of the hospital environment.  Examples of MIH activities  include but are not limited to providing: 

• Telephone Advice instead of resource dispatch

• Chronic disease management

• Preventive care or post discharge follow-up

• In-home hospital care / primary care

• Transfer or referral to care beyond hospital emergency departments 

• Referral to community resources

There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Please register by March 1, 2024.

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Planning For Success: Leadership and Management Skills
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

This opening session will introduce participants to a leadership framework for analyzing  personal values, leadership style, motivation drivers and influences, and communication style.

Participants will explore and determine the type of leader they want to be, and create a path to  become a more effective leader.

This is session one of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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Having Difficult Conversations
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

Session two focuses on understanding the principles of and the tools needed to initiate  challenging conversations. This interactive session begins by discussing conflict—an inevitable challenge every leader faces, and includes a structured approach to addressing conflict effectively.

The session will explore the role conflict plays in the process of change and when conflict can  be healthy—along with key factors in understanding how to resolve differences in perspective and experience among individuals. Participants will leave this session with a step-by-step approach for having difficult conversations. The process includes determining goals,  expected outcomes of the conversation, evaluating the present moment and audience, and  preparing and delivering the message.

This is session two of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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Project and Time Management
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

Many people acknowledge they struggle with lost time—both personally and professionally. In fact, nearly three hours of a busy professional’s day can be lost to scheduling hiccups,  interruptions, competing priorities, unproductive meetings, and “fires.” When you do the math,  numerous business days may be lost each month.

This session will provide participants with solutions for preventing lost time, no matter what the individual's responsibilities are in the hospital. By improving efficiency, leaders will lower personal and  employee stress levels, decrease absenteeism, improve retention, and increase productivity.

This is session three of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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Managing the Operating Budget
Thursday, April 18, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

In today’s healthcare environment, resources are limited. Managers are challenged to comply  with budgetary constraints, get the most out of their budgeted resources, and achieve both their departmental objectives and those of the organization. 

The need for a sound approach to budget management is paramount. Leaders must be adept  at using proven tools to identify and correct performance problems. 

This day-long program will focus on problem identification, budget management tools like  volume adjusted variance analysis, using benchmarking and expense forecasting to control  resource consumption, and developing effective remedial plans to correct performance  deviations.

This is session four of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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Professional Presentation Skills
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

One of the key roles of a leader is communicating information to employees, peers, and other  leaders. To be effective, this information should be clearly structured, concise, and delivered  with confidence.

This engaging workshop will provide techniques to develop an organized presentation that is  customized for a given audience, analyzes best practices for effective presentations, and  increases confidence during delivery. Participants will be able to apply learning through one-on- one practice and feedback.

This is session five of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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Write Like a Professional
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Other Member: $200 (Discount pricing is available for those that attend the entire series. Please see the attached brochure for details.)
  • Non-Member: $250

Professional, well-crafted written communication is important for leaders in any industry. Using  the correct tone, medium, grammar, and level of formality shows that you care about the  recipient of your messages and that you have taken time to understand your audience.

At the end of this session, learners will be able to employ each element above to communicate  on a professional level with a variety of audiences. Participants will be able to apply their skills  through one-on-one practice and feedback.

This is session six of the six-session Essential Skills Every Leader Needs education series. If you'd like to register for the full six-session series, please e-mail CHA Education Services at EducationServices@chime.org. 

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