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MHA Today | May 5, 2023



MHA Today

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In This Issue

CMS Proposes Rules To Strengthen Medicaid Access And Quality
DEA Extends COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities
Parties Delay Transgender Treatment Rule Until July 24
DHSS Issues Vaccine And Test Updates As COVID-19 PHE Ends
WHO No Longer Considers COVID-19 A Global Health Emergency
Champions of Care Winner: Nurse Champion

Katy Cox, RN, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

Katy has been a registered nurse at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital for eight years. Katy lives the organization’s mission by finding creative ways to care for medically complex kids beyond the bedside. She provides expert care while making each day special and fun for her patients. In the winter months, Katy can often be found bringing her patients outside to enjoy the snow. She organized a unitwide snowball fight during a snowstorm to help bring some normalcy to the patients while they were in the hospital. She incorporates music, dancing and joking around into her daily routine and gives her patients fun nicknames.

Katy goes above and beyond each shift and encourages all staff to make their patient’s day by being more than a nurse but also their friend. Katy extends her skills by participating in medical mission trips and being a camp nurse during the summer. Katy’s excellent nursing skills and passion for pediatrics make her a champion of care.


More than 90 individuals and teams were nominated by their peers for going above and beyond to care for the communities they serve every day. Champions of Care winners, as well as all who were nominated, are featured on MHA’s website in stories submitted by their peers.

Before You Go


  • CMS is hosting a webinar, “FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS Proposed Rule Overview for Hospital Quality Programs,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, for participants of the Hospital Quality Reporting programs. Registration is required.
  • The Missouri Tobacco Health Systems Change Behavioral Health Community of Practice is holding a complimentary five-part webinar series on evidence-based nicotine strategies for behavioral health providers. The first event takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, and online registration is available. By registering for the May 18 event, participants will join the list for future webinars, which take place bi-monthly.

READ: CMS issued updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. 

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