MHA Today | July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018
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July 5, 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
CMS Announces IQR Education Sessions
Hospital Quality Reporting Summer Newsletter Available
State General Revenue Collections Exceed Projections
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Names New Hospital Commander
CenterPointe Hospital Names Interim CEO
Ohnoutka Resigns From St. Mary’s Medical Center

Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces IQR Education Sessions

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The next webinar for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program is 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Registration is required for the webinar titled, “SEP-1 Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock: Providence Tarzana Medical Center’s Sepsis Journey and v5.4 Frequently Asked Questions.”

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Hospital Quality Reporting Summer Newsletter Available

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Hospital Quality Reporting Center summer 2018 newsletter is available. This issue contains information for inpatient psychiatric facilities, as well as acute care, critical access and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals.

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Noteworthy


State General Revenue Collections Exceed Projections

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade

State general revenue collections for fiscal year 2018 substantially exceeded projections. Net revenues for the fiscal year that ended June 30, grew by $452.3 million, or 5.02 percent, to $9.47 billion. The strong revenue growth stands in contrast to the downwardly revised projection of $172.8 million, or 1.92 percent, adopted by the Greitens administration and legislative budget writers in January. The unexpectedly robust revenue growth prompted Gov. Parson to release nearly $200 million in spending restrictions on the last day of the fiscal year, too late to be of consequence in all cases, but for a few intra-government fund transfers.

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CEO Announcements


General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Names New Hospital Commander

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Colonel Kimberlie Biever was named hospital commander of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, effective June 22. Col. Biever replaces Col. Christian Meko, who had served as hospital commander since June 2016. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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CenterPointe Hospital Names Interim CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Karla Quinn, vice president of clinical operations at CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles, was named interim CEO, effective June 25. She replaces Susan Mathis who served as CEO since February 2016. A search is being conducted for a permanent replacement. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Ohnoutka Resigns From St. Mary’s Medical Center

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Deb Ohnoutka, CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, resigned her position, effective June 29. Ohnoutka served in this role since March 2015, and she has accepted the position of vice president of nursing at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Steve Wilkinson, CEO for the Kansas City Region for Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is named. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

Arthritis affects about one in four adults in the U.S. That’s 54 million men and women. As the U.S. population ages and obesity increases, the number of adults with arthritis is expected to increase to 78 million by 2040.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention