Update Archives

Below are previous issues of UPDATE, the weekly newsletter of the Connecticut Hospital Association.

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2019 Update Archives

08/15/2019 Education Updates ; Hospitals Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week ; Day Kimball Healthcare and Prospect Medical Holdings Explore Strategic Affiliation ; State Approves Hartford HealthCare’s Acquisition of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport; ;  more...
08/01/2019 Senators Host Connecticut at the Capitol Conference in D.C. ; American Hospital Association: HCAHPS Survey Needs Updates ; August is National Immunization Awareness Month ; Education Updates ; ;  more...
07/18/2019 CHA Recognized for Hospital Engagement in Safety Program ; CHA Represented on Governor’s Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee ; Governor Lamont Signs Opioid Abuse Prevention Law ; CHA Hosts DCF Training Program on Human Trafficking; ;  more...
07/05/2019 Jeffrey A. Flaks Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare ; State Approves Integration of Bridgeport and Milford Hospitals ; Issue-Based Forum on Ligature Risk Mitigation Draws Crowd ; Bristol Chamber of Commerce Honors Kurt Barwis ; Middlesex Health Receives Fifth Magnet Designation ; CHA to Host Training Program on Human Trafficking ; Diverse Group Attends Palliative and End-of-Life Care Program ; ;  more...
06/21/2019 CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting: A Shared Vision For a Healthy Future; CHA Welcomes Newly Elected Members of its Board of Trustees; CHA Awards Celebrate Healthcare Leaders and Heroes; Update Summer Schedule; ;  more...
06/13/2019 CHA Honors Healthcare Heroes ; CHA Special Edition of Update: Annual Meeting Awards; Next Week's Update to be Published on Friday ; Norwalk Hospital to Receive the 2019 John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data; CHA to Recognize Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent’s Medical Center with the 2019 Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award; CHA to Recognize Gaylord Specialty Healthcare with the 2019 Connecticut’s Hospital Community Service Award ; Hartford HealthCare’s David A. Whitehead Named Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion ; ;  more...
06/06/2019 Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA to Host Issue-Based Forum on Ligature Risk Mitigation ; CHA to Host Training Program on Human Trafficking ; Connecticut Hospitals’ High Reliability Showcased at Patient Safety Congress ; Education Updates ; June 7 is Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday ; General Assembly Passes $43 Billion Biennium Budget; General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die; Public Option Bill Fails In Last Hours Of The Session ; ;  more...
05/30/2019 Education Updates ; CHA to Host Issue-Based Forum on Ligature Risk Mitigation ; CHA to Host Training Program on Human Trafficking ; Governor Ned Lamont Announces DSS Commissioner ; Connecticut Hospital Association and Governor Lamont Reach Tentative Agreement for Litigation Settlement; ;  more...
05/23/2019 Third Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at the Capitol ; Connecticut Ranks Third in Nation for Healthcare; CHA to Host Issue-Based Forum on Ligature Risk Mitigation ; Education Updates ; Tobacco 21 Bill Passes House; CHA Hosts Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities ; Hospitals Need Your Help Today; ;  more...
05/16/2019 Education Updates; Upcoming Program - Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities ; Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake to Headline CHA Annual Meeting; This Week: National Hospital Week; CHA Hosts Issue-Based Forum on Ligature Risk Mitigation ; Connecticut Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week ; ;  more...
05/09/2019 Education Update; Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA to Host Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities ; Third Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at The Capitol ; Connecticut Children’s Launches New Brand Campaign With Updated Logo ; Special Election Held - Democrats Retain Bridgeport-Based Seat ; ;  more...
05/02/2019 Education Updates; CHA to Host Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities; Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake to Headline CHA Annual Meeting ; Yale New Haven Hospital Announces Plans to Build Neurosciences Center; Norwalk Hospital Announces Plan to Build Patient Pavilion; Appropriations and Finance Committees Release SFYs 2020-2021 Budgets; Hospitals And Not-For-Profit Organizations Stand United Against Proposed Bills; ;  more...
04/25/2019 Flu Season Longest on Record ; Education Updates ; CHA to Host Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities ; CHA Collaborates on Safe Sleep Program for Babies ; CHA Annual Summit Focuses on Leadership to Improve Patient Safety ; ;  more...
04/18/2019 Education Updates ; CHA to Host 17th Annual Patient Safety Summit ; Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16 ; Department of Public Health Commissioner Nomination Confirmed; Meriden Joins Other Municipalities in Passing Stricter Tobacco Ordinances ; Democrats Hold Seat In House Special Election ; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Receives National Nursing Designation; ;  more...
04/11/2019 Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA to Host 17th Annual Patient Safety Summit ; Two Towns Join Other Municipalities in Passing Stricter Tobacco Control Ordinances ; DPH Provides Update For Facility Engineers ; CHA Raises Donate Life Flag in Support of Donate Life Month ; Education Updates ; CHA Hosts HIPAA Rules of the Road: Public Relations, Communications, and the Media ; CHA, Hospitals, and Not-For-Profits Testify Against Proposed Charge; ;  more...
04/04/2019 CHA to Host 17th Annual Patient Safety Summit ; CHA Advocates For Resident Funding ; Connecticut Hospitals Stand with Nebraska ; Safe Haven Day Raises Awareness About Amnesty Law ; Trinity Health Of New England and Yale New Haven Health Announce Clinical Alliance ; Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network Combine to Form New Health System to be Called Nuvance Health ; Education Updates ; Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group Now Rebranded As Bristol Health ; ;  more...
03/28/2019 Education Updates ; CHA to Host 17th Annual Patient Safety Summit ; Special Election Date Set ; State Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis ; Hospitals Take Message to the Capitol on Hospital Day ; ;  more...
03/21/2019 Education Updates ; CHA to Host 17th Annual Patient Safety Summit ; Influenza Has Peaked But Remains Widespread ; CHA and Hospitals Testify in Opposition to State Budget ; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Deadline Extended ; ;  more...
03/14/2019 Education Updates ; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Deadline Approaching; Safer Hospitals Initiative Programs Offered ; Patient Safety Awareness Week Advances Safety Culture ; Fourth Municipality Passes Tobacco 21 Ordinance ; CHA Program Highlights the Physician Payments Sunshine Act ; State Provides Hospital Emergency Departments with Naloxone ; ;  more...
03/07/2019 Education Updates ; CHA Program to Highlight the Physician Payments Sunshine Act ; Special Election Slated for April 16; Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA and Hospitals Testify in Opposition to State Budget; ;  more...
02/28/2019 Education Updates; CHA Program to Highlight the Physician Payments Sunshine Act; Influenza Continues to be Widespread in Connecticut; CHA Testifies on Hospital-Related Bills; Program Focuses on Improving Sepsis Care in Connecticut ; Special Elections Held To Fill Vacated General Assembly Seats; ;  more...
02/21/2019 Education Updates ; CHA Program to Highlight the Physician Payments Sunshine Act ; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; Special Elections to be Held February 26 ; Governor Lamont’s FYs 2020-2021 Budget Cuts Hospitals ; ;  more...
02/14/2019 National Donor Day Observed Today ; CHA Conference: Improving Sepsis Care in Connecticut; CHA Advocates to Protect Trauma Care; Education Updates; CHA Program Highlights Changes to Laws; ;  more...
02/07/2019 Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA Conference: Improving Sepsis Care in Connecticut ; South Windsor Becomes Third Municipality To Pass Tobacco Ordinance ; CHA Holds Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update ; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Call for Nominations; ;  more...
01/31/2019 Measles Reported in Connecticut; AHA Outlines National and State Healthcare Priorities; Education Updates; Sharon Hospital Announces Acting President; CHA Conference: Improving Sepsis Care in Connecticut ; Sepsis Task Force Launches; ;  more...
01/24/2019 Education Updates; CHA To Hold Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update ; Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Announces Sonja LaBarbera as President and CEO; Municipalities Take Action on Tobacco Ordinances ; Flu Activity Increasing Across the State; ;  more...
01/17/2019 Education Updates; CHA To Hold Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update ; Connecticut Hospitals and Health Systems: Cornerstones of Their Communities; Gov. Lamont Sets Special Election Date for Five General Assembly Seats; Narcan Kits Available to Emergency Departments; Peter R. Cordeau Named President of Norwalk Hospital; ;  more...
01/10/2019 Save The Date For CHA's Annual Meeting; CHA to Hold Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update ; Education Updates; Influenza Widespread in Connecticut; Connecticut CEOs Named to National List; 2019 Legislative Session Convenes; ;  more...