MHA Today | April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
St. Louis County PDMP Launches April 25
CMS Hosts EP Requirements Final Rule Training Call
Missouri Foundation For Health Announces Public Health Infrastructure Funding
AHA And AHVRP Release New Triple Aim Resource
Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau Names New CEO

What You Need To Know This Week

  • The St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program launches Tuesday, April 25. Missouri providers with a DEA license can register now, regardless of whether the county in which they practice has passed an ordinance.
  • Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Drug Enforcement Administration has a database of locations for consumers to bring unused prescriptions for safe disposal.

Spotlight


MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Since then, the original emphasis on celebration has widened; the week has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their communities. Every April, charities, hospitals and communities recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service. Join your peers nationwide during this year’s National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 23-29. This is an opportunity for you to recognize the integral role volunteers play in improving patient engagement, patient experience and quality. Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital

Each day this week, MHA will feature the 2016 hospital auxiliaries and auxilian of the year award winners. Today, we recognize the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The auxiliary was honored at MHA’s annual convention for its exceptional efforts as an auxiliary representing a hospital with between one and 30 licensed beds. Between June 2015 and May 2016, the auxiliary’s 90 volunteering members donated 14,229 hours of service to the hospital. In addition to their contribution of time, the auxilians’ fundraising activities allowed $49,703 in contributions to priority projects, including nearly $42,000 for hospital equipment, and $5,000 in scholarships for local students. Highlight your hospitals’ auxiliary or an auxilian during National Volunteer Week by submitting an Auxiliary of the Year or Auxilian of the Year Award nomination form by Friday, June 30.

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Quality and Population Health


St. Louis County PDMP Launches April 25

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

The St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program goes live Tuesday, April 25. Effective tomorrow, providers will be able to use the PDMP to review the controlled substance prescription history of a patient if they reside in one of the 14 counties or municipalities that has passed the PDMP ordinance, signed an agreement, and is included in the April 25 launch cohort. Additional jurisdictions will be added to the PDMP Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, Oct. 1. However, physicians are not restricted by jurisdiction; thus, registration is open for all Missouri health care providers to create an account. The following PDMP resources are available.

Additional resources are available on St. Louis County's website. In addition, MHA has developed an online opioid toolkit that provides additional data, resources and guidance. Direct questions about the St. Louis County PDMP to PDMP.DPH@stlouisco.com or 314/615-0522.

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CMS Hosts EP Requirements Final Rule Training Call

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hosting a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, to discuss implementation of the emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers final rule. The call will provide an overview of the regulation, and training and testing requirements. A Q&A session will be provided. Register online.

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Missouri Foundation For Health Announces Public Health Infrastructure Funding

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

Today, the Missouri Foundation for Health announced a two-year funding opportunity to strengthen public health infrastructure in its 85 Missouri county and City of St. Louis service region. MFH’s work will include offering direct funding to local public health agencies, convening a workgroup of key public stakeholders to think about how to improve and update the field, and supporting new innovative ideas that strengthen public health infrastructure. These efforts will involve collaborating with a variety of partners, including the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri Public Health Association, local public health agencies, academic institutions, private sector public health partners, and many others.

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AHA And AHVRP Release New Triple Aim Resource

Staff Contacts: Meredith Kenyon or Leslie Porth

A new resource published by the American Hospital Association and the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals showcases how volunteers stand out as key contributors in the success of pursuing the Triple Aim. “Engaging Health Care Volunteers to Pursue the Triple Aim” includes case examples of volunteer programs that support each of the Triple Aim domains, as well as critical success factors developed through interviews with volunteers, auxilians, directors of volunteers and CEOs.

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CEO Announcements


Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Donna Mansard has been named CEO of Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau, effective Monday, May 1. She has extensive experience in hospital management and most recently served as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in the St. Louis area. She replaces Rodney Brown, who resigned April 4. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

This week is National Healthcare Volunteer Week. As of March 2017, the total number of hours given by U.S. volunteers throughout the last year was 8.15 billion.

Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute