April 16, 2018
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In This Issue
MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Missouri Announces STEMI Designation Go-Live
CMS Announces Sepsis Education Session
In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, MHA is featuring the 2017 hospital auxiliaries and auxilian of the year award winners. Today, we recognize the Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Harrisonville. They were honored at MHA’s annual convention for their exceptional efforts as an auxiliary representing a hospital with between one and 30 licensed beds.
Between June 2016 and May 2017, 68 of the auxiliary’s members provided 14,961 hours of service to the hospital. Through various fundraising projects, the auxiliary donated $25,767 to several hospital priorities, including one $1,500 scholarship for a student seeking health education and an additional scholarship to a member of the hospital’s staff in need of certification.
Highlight your hospitals’ auxiliary or an auxilian during National Healthcare Volunteer Week by submitting an Auxiliary of the Year Award or Outstanding Auxilian Award nomination form by Monday, July 16.
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the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Sarah Willson
Today, the Department of Health and Senior Services announced it reviewed all Missouri hospitals that had applied for STEMI center designation and would begin issuing certificates. The department's correspondence, which was sent by email to hospitals that had applied for the designation, explained the process for certificate distribution, as well as the requirement for data registry use. Some hospitals may wish to seek national STEMI designation and subsequent state certification. The department issued an application for nationally designated STEMI hospitals to use in applying for state certification. Hospitals that are eligible to use the STEMI center designation will not be able to do so until after Tuesday, May 15. In addition, transport protocols will not be effective until after May 15.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 30. Registration is required for the webinar, “SEP-1 Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock: v5.4 Measure Updates.”
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease traditionally was considered a man’s disease, but it now kills more women in the U.S. than men. Women account for 58 percent of the 14.7 million people in the U.S. living with the disease and 53 percent of those who die from it. Nearly 8 percent of women in the U.S. have reported a COPD diagnosis, compared with just under 6 percent of men.
Source: Kaiser Health News