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MHA Today | May 8, 2023



MHA Today

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association.

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In This Issue

General Assembly Passes 2024 Budget
Missouri Adopts Extended Medicaid Coverage For Postpartum Moms; Revises Hospital Licensure Statute
MHA Distributes Analysis Of The Proposed Medicare FFY 2024 IPF PPS Payment And Policy Updates
MHA Releases HAC, VBP and Quality Trend Reports
Submissions For MHA Awards Are Due By 5 p.m. Friday
Champions of Care Winner: Nursing Team Champions

Data & Analytics


Perinatal Bereavement Committee, Progress West Hospital

When a pregnancy ends in loss, it is devastating and requires a unique approach. Last year, the Women’s Service Department formed the Perinatal Bereavement Committee to better support families experiencing perinatal loss. By combining skill sets, we have been able to accomplish so much more than as individuals. We have been able to fulfill our goals of finding ways to maximize interactions with the baby while creating memories and validating the parental role.

The care and compassion exhibited by this 15-person team is second to none. These nurses have donated their personal time and supplies to provide each mother with a stuffed bear that is customized to weigh the exact same as her baby at delivery. This ensures that no mother leaves with empty arms. Our most recent project involves working to create a memorial garden for families to visit to honor the life of their child. I am excited for what else this team will do.

Perinatal Bereavement Committee Members
Kayla Behnen, Heather Decker, Renee Deremiah, Cindy Earlewine, Maggie Freise, Sydney Gielow, Kayla Hollingshead, Jenni Koskela, Brooke Kostecki, Janie Mullinnax, Cori Regot, Daniele Reuther & Hannah Ridenour


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

ATTEND: CMS is hosting a webinar, “FY 2024 IPF PPS Proposed Rule,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, for participants in the IPFQR Program. Registration is required.


May 18 | From Staff Nurse to Charge Nurse: Putting the Right Tools in Your Toolbox

May 25 | Do Well While You Do Good: Your Role as a Hospital Board Member

  • 2 to 3 p.m. | Virtual | Register by Wednesday, May 24.

May 31 | Care Planning

  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register by Tuesday, May 30.
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