MHA Today | February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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February 19, 2018

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.

In This Issue
Updated Model Medical Staff Bylaws Available
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Names New CEO

What You Need To Know This Week

  • A hearing in the Missouri Senate on strengthening the prudent layperson standard will be held Tuesday morning.
  • Hospital-specific projections of disproportionate share hospital payments made available  as a result of the DSH cut delay included in a bill recently passed by Congress will be distributed to members this week.

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


Updated Model Medical Staff Bylaws Available

Staff Contacts: Jane Drummond, Sarah Willson or Jim Mikes

The Missouri Hospital Association and Healthcare Services Group recently worked with Lathrop Gage LLP to update the Model Medical Staff Bylaws manual. The manual content reflects the most recent regulatory guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the state. Hospitals can use the manual as a tool for review and development of Medical Staff Bylaws.

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CEO Announcements


Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Jay Guffey was named CEO at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, effective Monday, Feb. 12. Guffey most recently served as vice president of administration at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, and from December 2009 to June 2016, he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Mercy Hospital Springfield. He has been with Mercy in various roles since 1978. Guffey replaces Bruce Eady, who was named vice president of patient logistics at Mercy Hospital Springfield, effective Jan. 29. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," in the U.S. since the 1980s. Worldwide, there are an estimated 24.1 million cases of pertussis each year.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention