2004 Update Archives

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

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12/30/2004 Special Edition: Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster;  more...
12/23/2004 Hospital CEOs Join Coalition in Proposing New SAGA Legislation; Hospital Leaders Meet with Representative Johnson; ChimeData Publishes New Fact Sheet on Asthma; Influenza Activity Remains Low; CHA Educational and Event Calendar Preview; Holiday Publication Schedule for CHA Update;  more...
12/17/2004 Despite Recent Growth in Nursing Workforce, the Nation's Hospitals Face Future Workforce Shortages; Griffin Hospital CEO Named to National Quality Advisory Council; Influenza Activity Remains “Sporadic” in Connecticut; IHI Launches Hospital Safety Campaign; 2005 Health Observances Calendar Available from AHA; Emily Friedman and Scott Wallace to Speak at CHA Leadership Summit in January;  more...
12/10/2004 Medical-Surgical Admissions Reach 19-year High in Connecticut; CMS Report: Medicare Spending Poses Funding Challenges; Influenza Activity Increases Slightly Nationwide; Benfer to Appear Sunday on “Face the State” Program; Uninsured Less Likely to Seek, Receive Care; CHA to Offer Program on Preventing Medical Mishaps;  more...
12/03/2004 ECHN Announces Leadership Transition; HCAHPS Review Panel Holds First Meeting; CHA to Offer Program on Performance Benchmarking;  more...
11/24/2004 Red Cross Announces Restructuring; CHA, CNA to Collaborate on Back Injury Prevention Program; CHA to Offer Succession Planning Program;  more...
11/19/2004 CDC: Flu Activity Still “Sporadic” in Connecticut; National Survey Results Reflect Public Perceptions of Healthcare Quality; CHA to Offer Organizational Ethics Program;  more...
11/12/2004 Governor Announces Appointment of New Managed Care Ombudsman; CHA Offers Program on HIPAA Business Associate Agreements;  more...
11/05/2004 CDC: Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Connecticut; Corvino Honored by National Public Relations Group; Education Program to Cover Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease;  more...
10/29/2004 Energy Conservation Funds Available to Hospitals; CEO of Healthcare Baldridge Award Winner to be Featured at CHA Nursing Forum;  more...
10/22/2004 CHA Hosts National Meeting of Quality Liaisons; PCR: Inpatient Psychiatric Days Remain High; Education Program to Cover Development of Policies, Procedures;  more...
10/15/2004 Cancer Payment Reform Advocacy Efforts Successful; Pastoral Care Week: October 24-30, 2004; 2004 Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey Results Now Available; Governer Rell Declares Supply Emergency for Flu Vaccine; Regional Mental Health Public Forums Scheduled; Statistical Workshop on Tracking Health Indicators Offered;  more...
10/08/2004 Community Service at the Core of Hospitals’ Mission; Vaccine Supply Shortage Could Contribute to Difficult Flu Season; CHA and AHA Advocacy Successful on Immigration Status Issue; CHA Submits Medical Malpractice Testimony to Insurance and Real Estate Committee; Workshop Planned on Development and Cost-Justification of Ergonomics Programs;  more...
10/01/2004 CHA Testimony Focuses on Coverage and Access; Reports Detail Increases in Nation’s Uninsured; ACEP Survey: EDs Report Inadequate On-Call Specialist Coverage; Yale-New Haven Hospital Named to Working Mother’s Top 100 List; CHA’s Annual HR Forum to Feature Dramatic Keynote Address on Leadership Under Extraordinary Circumstances;  more...
09/24/2004 Year-to-Date ED Volume Remains High; Dr. D’Eramo Honored for Service; CHA Submits Comments on CMS Plans for QIOs; Report Cites Lack of Workforce Diversity; Red Cross Announces Interim CEO; Program to Discuss Medical Error Reduction;  more...
09/17/2004 CHA Meets with Senior Health Aides in Washington, D.C.;CMS, JCAHO Standardize Hospital Quality Reporting Measures; CHA Issues Summary of Proposed OPPS Rule; New Report Focuses on Strategies, Practices For Facing the Challenge of ED Overcrowding; CHA Offers Project Management Skill-Building Program;  more...
09/10/2004 Applications Available for 2005 Quest for Quality Prize; September is National Preparedness Month; Program Covers Use of Data to Retain Staff, Improve Patient Outcomes;  more...
09/03/2004 CHA Staff Visits NCPS; CHA Board Member Authors Online Article; CHA to Offer Program on Corrective Coaching;  more...
08/27/2004 June PCR Shows Decrease in Angioplasty; Program to Cover Demand-to-Capacity Matching;  more...
08/20/2004 Hurricane Charley Devastates Florida Hospitals, Employees; Education Program to Cover Behavior-Based Interviewing;  more...
08/13/2004 OHCA Announces Results of Employer Health Coverage Survey; CHA Offers Program on NFPA Life Safety Code and JCAHO Statement of Conditions;  more...
08/06/2004 New JCAHO Standard to Address ED Overcrowding; CHA Offers Education Program on Medical Record Documentation;  more...
07/30/2004 HHS Presents Plans for Interoperable Electronic Health Records; Program on Improving Negotiation Skills Offered in September;  more...
07/23/2004 CHA Issues Guidelines on HIPAA Security Rule; Blood Supply Improves; Emergency Appeal Continues; CHA Program to Cover Strategic Thinking;  more...
07/16/2004 CHA Collaborates with CMS on HCAHPS Refinements; Rell Retains Commissioners Who Regulate Hospitals; CHA, DPH collaborate with Red Cross to Promote Emergency Appeal;  more...
07/09/2004 DPH Commissioner to Continue in Rell Administration; CHA Issues Report on Organ Donation; Red Cross Issues Emergency Appeal;  more...
07/02/2004 OHCA Publishes Data Brief, Adds New Features to Website; Red Cross To Issue Emergency Appeal; CHA Invites Input on Educational Calendar;  more...
06/25/2004 Virtual Trade Show on CHA Website; DPH Holds Symposium on Patient Outcomes;  more...
06/18/2004 CHA Coordinates Federal Advocacy Day; DPH to Hold Symposium on Improving Patient Outcomes; Program to Cover PPE, Respirators;  more...
06/11/2004 AHA Workforce Ideas Publications Cite Success Stories; Voting Representatives Asked to Register for CHA Annual Meeting; Margie Harris to Present Program on High-Impact Volunteer Services;  more...
06/04/2004 CHA Publishes 2004 Legislative Summary; Registration Deadline Set for Annual Meeting; CHA Offers Coaching Program;  more...
05/28/2004 State’s Contingent Completes Patient Safety Training Sessions; CMS Official to Present Member Briefing; CHA Offers Educational Program on OSHA Compliance;  more...
05/21/2004 SAVE THE DATE: CHA Annual Meeting June 22, 2004; Healthcare Heroes Essays Available Online; Program to Cover Dynamic Presentation Techniques;  more...
05/14/2004 Special Edition of Update Will Announce Healthcare Hereos Contest Winners; DPH Plans Conference for Caregivers; CHA Offers Program on Establishing Mentoring Systems;  more...
05/07/2004 Nightingale Awards Celebrate Connecticut Nurses; Trefry to Lead Discussion on Coverage and Access Issues During "Cover the Uninsured Week"; CHA Offers Teleclass Series on Health Literacy;  more...
04/30/2004 Bills on State Budget, Medical Liability, Adverse Event Reporting System Move Toward Approval; Legislative Leaders, Hospital Officials to Participate in Roundtable Discussion During Cover the Uninsured Week;  more...
04/23/2004 Healthcare 2004 Trade Show is Next Week; Hospital of Saint Raphael Launches Spanish-Language Website; Educational Program Focuses on Best Practices for Retention;  more...
04/16/2004 Healthcare 2004 Trade Show Save the Date: Thursday, April 29; Deadline Approaches for Healthcare Heroes Essay Contest; Forum Covers Practical Approaches to Corporate Compliance;  more...
04/09/2004 Deadline Announced for CHA Awards, Essay Contest; Educational Programs to be Presented at CHA Trade Show; Complementary and Alternative Medicine to be Explored in Educational Program;  more...
04/02/2004 Trade Show Exhibitor List Available on CHA Website; Materials Distributed for 2004 CHA Awards; National Experts to Discuss ED Overcrowding;  more...
03/26/2004 Hospital Leaders Meet With Lawmakers; Dramatization to be Featured at Trade Show; 2004 Health Care Leadership Series To Begin;  more...
03/19/2004 CHA Healthcare 2004 Trade Show Offers Something for Everyone; Hospital Leaders to Visit Capitol Monday; Educational Program to Cover Baldrige Award Winner’s Successful Tactics;  more...
03/12/2004 Hospital Day to Connect Hospitals, Lawmakers; CNN Commentator to Speak at Annual Meeting; National Experts to Discuss ED Crowding;  more...
03/05/2004 PCR Trend Summary Published; Survey: Hospital CFOs Predict Increases in Capital Spending; Educational Program to Address Difficult Conversations;  more...
02/27/2004 Democrats Block Bill to Limit Medical Malpractice Suits; ECHN Honored for Nursing Internship Program; Educational Program to Address HR Management Basics;  more...
02/20/2004 Hospitals Testify on Medical Liability Reform; OHCA Releases Annual Report on Hospital Finances; Education Program: Developing and Managing High- Performance Teams;  more...
02/13/2004 Career Ladder Advisory Committee Reviews Three-Year Strategic Plan; Planetree Book Honored by ACHE; Teleconference Series Covers JCAHO Behavioral Health Standards;  more...
02/06/2004 Senate Passes Pension Reform Bill Standard; Patient Care Orientation Guide Renamed, Revamped; CHA Program Covers Managing Without Authority;  more...
01/30/2004 National Provider Identifier Adopted; CHA Hospital Day to Feature Health Fair; CHA Program Covers Dealing With Difficult People;  more...
01/23/2004 Simmons Holds Medicare Drug Law Forums; JCAHO Updates Standards FAQ Section; Educational Program Introduces Cost Management System;  more...
01/16/2004 Hartford Hospital Achieves Magnet Status; Red Cross Urges Donations, Citing Low Blood Supplies; Program Covers Transition to Management;  more...
01/09/2004 Hospitals’ Financial Picture Remains Bleak; CPTV to Broadcast Series on Caring for Elderly; CHA Offers Program on Business Plan Writing;  more...