MHA Today | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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March 20, 2019

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


In This Issue
HIDI Releases New Market Forecaster To Missouri Participating Hospitals
Six Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants
Black River Medical Center Discusses Merger With Saint Francis Healthcare System
HRSA And Delta Regional Authority Schedule Telehealth Webinar

HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases New Market Forecaster To Missouri Participating Hospitals

Staff Contact: Steve Warchol

Join HIDI staff to learn about the newly developed and released market forecasting tool, Market Optics. Through Market Optics, hospital team members can access a five-year prediction of their service area and selected service lines. Team members can map, graph and drill-through to market predictions, as well as access their historical market data for the previous five years. All hospitals participating in HIDI’s Missouri Discharge Data Program will have access to the tool at no cost. The free webinar will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 29. Information presented will be the same on both dates. Registration is available online.

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Workforce News


Six Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants

Staff Contact: Jill Williams

The Missouri Board of Nursing approved six Missouri nursing schools to receive $825,000 in grants through the Nursing Education Incentive Program. This grant program is a means of increasing nursing program infrastructure by awarding funding to be used to enhance nursing education and increase seat capacity. The following schools were awarded grants.

  • Missouri State University, Springfield – $150,000
  • St. Louis University – $150,000
  • Truman State University, Kirksville – $150,000
  • University of Missouri – Columbia – $150,000
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City – $150,000
  • Crowder College, Neosho – $77,461.74
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Noteworthy


Black River Medical Center Discusses Merger With Saint Francis Healthcare System

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau and Black River Medical Center in Poplar Bluff are discussing a merger. The partnership will give Black River Medical Center health care professionals direct access to Saint Francis’ resources, state-of-the-art facilities, integrated medical records, and a larger network of physicians and specialties. The expected date of the merger has not been determined.

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HRSA And Delta Regional Authority Schedule Telehealth Webinar

Staff Contact: Dave Dillon

The Health Resources and Services Administration and Delta Regional Authority scheduled a Virtual Telehealth Meeting from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, for organizations within the Delta Region. The meeting will include a “Telehealth 101” presentation and an overview of telehealth investments and resources. Presenters will discuss barriers and challenges, champions and innovators, and local best practices, and will identify telehealth resources and technical assistance needs of participants. No-cost registration is available online.

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Consider This ...

Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day. All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.

Source: National Down Syndrome Society