Update Archives

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

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2018 Update Archives

05/17/2018 CHA Conference Focuses on Environmental Factors of Asthma; What Patients Can Teach Us About Social Determinants in Behavioral Health; Education Updates; Doris Kearns Goodwin to Headline CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Special Election Dates Announced; Governor Signs Budget Closing $380 Million Deficit; ;  more...
05/10/2018 Connecticut Hospital Celebrate National Nurses Week; Middlesex Hospital Describes Emergency Response to Critical Event; Bipartisan Budget Agreement Reached; General Assembly Adjourns 2018 Regular Session ; Education Updates; Hospitals Participate in #MyHospital Campaign; Yale New Haven Hospital Accepts 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize; ;  more...
05/03/2018 Attorney General Issues Opinion on Captive Audience Bill; Branford, Canton Lawmakers Bow Out of Next Election ; Collaboration Partners Host Capitol Event to Educate Lawmakers; AHA Asks Hospitals to Participate in #MyHospital Campaign; A Closer Look at Asthma: Innovation and Strategies for the Future; Education Updates; CHA Conference Offers Tools for Addressing Social Determinants of Health; ;  more...
04/26/2018 Partisan Budgets Released - Neither Passed Full Committee; A Closer Look at Asthma: Innovation and Strategies for the Future; Education Updates; Second Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at the Capitol; House of Representatives Acts on Hospital Contracting Bill; Doris Kearns Goodwin to Headline CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; ;  more...
04/19/2018 Second Annual Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Event at the Capitol; Education Updates; Connecticut Recognized by National Safety Council for Response to Opioid Epidemic; Legislature Awaits April Revenue Numbers; CHA Hosts Forum on Lessons Learned from Middlesex Hospital’s Emergency Response; Candidates Lining Up for Elizabeth Esty's Seat; ;  more...
04/12/2018 Patient Safety Summit Offers Strategies to Change Care Statewide; Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Will Not Seek Reelection; Milford State Representative to Seek Senate Seat; Cross Continuum Patient Reference System Partner PatientPing Expands Care Coordination Platform ; Education Updates; Connecticut Adopts New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Emergency Departments; Most Americans “Relieved” to Talk About End-of-Life Care; ;  more...
04/05/2018 Education Updates; Hospitals Share Unified Message at Capitol on Hospital Day; CHA Testifies Against Municipal Revenue Bill; Harsh Flu Season Coming to an End, But Hospitalizations Persist; Next Tuesday: 16th Annual Patient Safety Summit; Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Legislative Committees Reach Reporting Deadlines This Week; ;  more...
03/29/2018 Connecticut Hospitals Invest $1.7 Billion in Community Benefit Initiatives; Reginald Eadie Begins Tenure as President and CEO of Trinity Health Of New England; Education Updates; Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Connecticut Hospitals and Health Systems Contribute $27.7 Billion to State’s Economy; Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network to Form New Healthcare System; CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; ;  more...
03/22/2018 Education Updates; Leadership Change at St. Vincent's Medical Center; CHA to Host 16th Annual Patient Safety Summit; DPH Reports 1,317 Overdose Visits to Emergency Departments This Year; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; Connecticut Healthcare Association Collaborative Meets with Lawmakers; CHA Testifies Before Joint Legislative Committee Hearing; ;  more...
03/15/2018 CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; Veteran State Senator Announces Retirement; Hartford Legislator to Resign; CHA Testifies on Hospital-Related Bills; Patient Safety Awareness Week Advances Safety Culture; Education Updates; Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; ;  more...
03/08/2018 Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan Create Provider-Payer Collaborative Health Plan; Hospitals Provide Unified Opposition to Budget Proposals; Deaths from Accidental Drug Overdoses Exceed 1,000 for First Time; State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. Will Not Seek Third Term; Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Issues Final Report; CHA Provides Testimony on Hospital-Related Bills; Education Updates; CHA Annual Meeting Awards - Deadline Approaching; CHA Opposes New Certificate of Need Requirements; ;  more...
03/01/2018 Third Connecticut Child Dies as Severe Flu Season Continues; Democrat Wins Special Election in Stratford ; CHA Testifies on Hospital Related Bills; CHA Hosts Day of Substance Use Disorder Programs; State Launches Change the Script Campaign to Combat Opioid Crisis; Education Updates; ;  more...
02/22/2018 Harsh Flu Season Continues, Claims Life of Second Connecticut Child; Hospitals Testify Against Cuts to DMHAS Budget; Three Prominent Lawmakers Announce Their Retirements; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Call for Nominations; Education Updates; Hospitals Provide Testimony on Department of Social Services Budget Proposals; ;  more...
02/15/2018 Two Democratic Lawmakers Announce Their Retirements; Severe Flu Continues in Connecticut; Save the Date: CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; Education Updates; Faces of Connecticut Hospitals Campaign Expands to Website; National Donor Day Observed on February 14; ;  more...
02/08/2018 DPH Reports 63 Flu-Related Deaths; Governor Gives Budget Address Focused on “Fairness”; Governor Malloy Releases Changes To FY 2019 Budget; Education Updates; Connecticut Office of Health Strategy Officially Established ; Trinity Health Of New England Announces Reginald J. Eadie to be CEO; CHA Annual Meeting Awards – Call for Nominations; Democrats Outline Priorities, Support For Community Hospitals; ;  more...
01/25/2018 Connecticut Hospital Leaders Take on Leadership Roles at AHA; Education Updates; CHA Holds Programs on Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes; Chelsea Groton Foundation Provides Support for CHA’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Comprehensive Education and Needs Training; Update on Hiatus Until Thursday, February 8; Gov. Malloy Appoints Vicki Veltri to Lead State’s Office of Health Strategy; Yale New Haven Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Community Service with 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize; Prescription Drug Pricing Roundtable Held; ;  more...
01/18/2018 Influenza Widespread in Connecticut; Special Election Scheduled; Education Update; Connecticut Hospitals Launch Test Project to Focus on Social Determinants of Health; Governor Vetoes Medicare Savings Plan Fix; ;  more...
01/11/2018 Save the Date for CHA's 100th Annual Meeting; The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Affiliates with Hartford HealthCare; Forum Held on Behavioral Health Practices in the ED; Education Update; January Special Session Addresses Medicare Savings Program; House Democrat Linda Gentile to Retire at End of Term; Special Election Held in the 15th House District; ;  more...