Search News
News by Topic
event (229)
education (200)
cms (110)
meeting (106)
advocacy (76)
webinar (71)
quality (68)
convention (62)
EHR (48)
deadline (45)
Medicaid (40)
AHA (36)
comments (34)
survey (30)
Sponsorship (29)
patient safety (28)
Solutions Group (28)
CAH (27)
ACHE (26)
registration (25)
Affinity Partner (24)
KHA Annual Convention (24)
awards (23)
report (23)
340B (22)
award (22)
data (22)
announcement (21)
KHA Convention (21)
Medicare (21)
CON (19)
KHA Solutions Group (19)
Sponsor Spotlight (18)
chfs (17)
MCO (17)
K-HEN (15)
kipsq (14)
meaningful use (14)
newsletter (14)
district meeting (13)
EHR Incentive Program (13)
KHA Sponsor (13)
legislation (13)
Health Care Leadership Conference (12)
hhs (12)
trustees (12)
Annual Meeting (11)
Attestation (11)
emergency preparedness (11)
ICD-10 (11)
ACA (10)
conditions of participation (10)
Joint Commission (10)
Kentucky Trustee (10)
KHA (10)
kshprm (10)
Patient Safety Hero (10)
save the date (10)
AHRQ (9)
careLearning (9)
certificate of need (9)
infection prevention (9)
K-HIIN (9)
LTACH (9)
Patient Safety Hero Award (9)
PPS (9)
proposed rule (9)
pso (9)
testing (9)
workforce (9)
conference (8)
electronic health record (8)
kentucky general assembly (8)
prescriptions (8)
publication (8)
qio (8)
ratings (8)
regulation (8)
reports (8)
rural hospitals (8)
safety (8)
state health plan (8)
SunRx (8)
website (8)
DSH (7)
general assembly (7)
governance (7)
KHA Board (7)
legislative session (7)
managed care (7)
mental health (7)
nursing (7)
opps (7)
PAC (7)
summer series (7)
training (7)
Washington (7)
Circle of Friends (6)
critical access hospital (6)
cybersecurity (6)
ebola (6)
forum (6)
HIT (6)
hospital board (6)
readmissions (6)
resources (6)
seminar (6)
staffing (6)
study (6)
utilization (6)
waiver (6)
Board (5)
coding (5)
CoP (5)
EED (5)
health insurance exchange (5)
incentive program (5)
insurance (5)
ipps (5)
IRS (5)
IT (5)
kshe (5)
long-term care (5)
political action committee (5)
post-acute care (5)
RAC (5)
recognition (5)
reimbursement (5)
SHP (5)
Small Rural and CAH Forum (5)
volunteers (5)
work plan (5)
1115 waiver (4)
Affinity Partner Program (4)
aha advisory (4)
alert (4)
app (4)
asc (4)
Board Chair (4)
CDC (4)
continuum of care (4)
DMS (4)
faq (4)
federal issues (4)
funding (4)
grants (4)
guidance (4)
hardship exception (4)
health and welfare committee (4)
HFMA (4)
HMO (4)
home health (4)
hrsa (4)
human resources (4)
irf (4)
KEPRO (4)
KHA Data Center (4)
KHA Solutions Group Affinity Partner (4)
LTCH (4)
MACRA (4)
marketing (4)
MIPS (4)
obituary (4)
opioid crisis (4)
organ donation (4)
pharmacy (4)
presumptive eligibility (4)
public relations (4)
recruitment (4)
regulations (4)
security (4)
small rural (4)
sponsor (4)
swing beds (4)
thoroughbred awards (4)
U.S. News and World Report (4)
antibiotics (3)
automated payments (3)
Best Hospitals (3)
breastfeeding (3)
brochure (3)
bundled payments (3)
chip (3)
Comer (3)
Commerce Bank (3)
compliance (3)
conference call (3)
critical access (3)
cyber security (3)
Day at the Legislature (3)
deaf (3)
DRG (3)
Environment of Care (3)
EOC (3)
federal (3)
federal advocacy (3)
Governance Award (3)
grant (3)
Guthrie (3)
hard of hearing (3)
healthcare coalition conference (3)
Healthcare Staffing Solutions (3)
heroin (3)
hospital compare (3)
hotel (3)
HRET (3)
improvement (3)
information technology (3)
KHA comments (3)
KHA Quality Awards (3)
kynect (3)
lbmc (3)
legislative priorities (3)
LEP (3)
licensure fees (3)
MAC (3)
Medicaid Waiver (3)
MedPAC (3)
mobile (3)
mom and baby (3)
nominations (3)
oig (3)
outpatient (3)
patient safety organization (3)
PE (3)
policy (3)
post acute care (3)
proposed changes (3)
Quality Conference (3)
Qualivis (3)
Rural (3)
rural health (3)
SANE (3)
small and rural (3)
small hospitals (3)
solutions (3)
staff (3)
state auditor (3)
taxes (3)
TB (3)
teamSTEPPS (3)
trauma (3)
travelers (3)
trip (3)
Two-Midnight Rule (3)
Utilization Trend Report (3)
VBP (3)
1115 (2)
ACO (2)
active shooter (2)
ADE (2)
AHA Annual Meeting (2)
AHA Annual Survey (2)
AHA Regulatory Advisory (2)
allied association (2)
analysis (2)
anthem (2)
APM (2)
appeals (2)
application (2)
audits (2)
Awards Luncheon (2)
Behavioral Health (2)
behavioral health parity (2)
behavioral health services (2)
Best Places to Work in Kentucky (2)
Blackhawk Down (2)
BOG (2)
book signing (2)
CAUTI (2)
CEO Dashboard (2)
cesarean (2)
CEU (2)
CGS (2)
civil rights (2)
CLABSI (2)
claims (2)
CNO (2)
CommerceVantage (2)
community benefits (2)
co-op (2)
court ruling (2)
cyber attack (2)
data center (2)
DataGen (2)
DEA (2)
delay (2)
Diamond Sponsor (2)
Directory (2)
dme (2)
donation (2)
download (2)
drug prevention (2)
ED (2)
eLearning (2)
emerency preparedness (2)
emergency department (2)
engineers (2)
ER (2)
expansion (2)
extension (2)
facility manager (2)
FairCode (2)
Fall Volunteer Conference (2)
federal legislation (2)
forums (2)
Get Smart about Antibiotics (2)
Governor Begin (2)
HAC (2)
hardship applications (2)
HCAHPS (2)
HCLC (2)
Health Care Governance Leadership Award (2)
hearing (2)
HIPAA (2)
home care (2)
honor (2)
HOPD (2)
hospice (2)
hotel reservation (2)
incentive (2)
infection preventionists (2)
information security (2)
inpatient rehabilitation facility (2)
Joint Commission Update (2)
KAHCR (2)
Kentucky Association for Healthcare Recruitment (2)
Kentucky Hospital Statistics (2)
Kentucky Senate (2)
keynote speaker (2)
KHA staff (2)
KHREF (2)
KONL (2)
LabCorp (2)
laws (2)
lawsuit (2)
LBMC Security Services (2)
Leapfrog (2)
legal advisory (2)
Legislative Committee (2)
limited English proficient (2)
listening session (2)
litigation (2)
LVH (2)
managed care organizations (2)
Massie (2)
materials management (2)
MCOs (2)
MDH (2)
Meciare (2)
medicare advantage (2)
mental health parity (2)
MOON (2)
Most Wired (2)
news (2)
nurse leaders (2)
office closed (2)
ONC (2)
opiods (2)
opioids (2)
palliative care (2)
parity (2)
payment adjustment (2)
payment cuts (2)
payment program (2)
payment systems (2)
payments (2)
pediatrics (2)
PHI (2)
physicians (2)
policy change (2)
Press Conference (2)
proclamation (2)
psychiatric (2)
public health (2)
QRP (2)
ranking (2)
rankings (2)
ransomware (2)
REC (2)
recruiters (2)
rehab (2)
reimbusement (2)
reporting requirements (2)
Republic Bank (2)
results (2)
retirement (2)
Rogers (2)
safe table meetings (2)
salary (2)
salary survey (2)
SANE-Ready Hospital (2)
Section 1557 (2)
Sequentia (2)
settlement (2)
sexual assault (2)
sexual assault response (2)
SGR (2)
SIM project (2)
site-neutral payments (2)
SNF (2)
soar (2)
social media (2)
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (2)
Sponsors (2)
statistics (2)
strategic planning (2)
stroke (2)
suicide (2)
technology (2)
transition of care (2)
transitional care (2)
transparency (2)
trustee report (2)
two midnight rule (2)
u.s. congress (2)
Update (2)
updates (2)
Workforce Survey (2)
Yarmuth (2)
#123forEquity (1)
#HAVhope (1)
2 Midnight Rule (1)
21st Century Cures Act (1)
501(c)(3) (1)
95x96 (1)
abstract (1)
abuse (1)
access to care (1)
Accountable Health Communities (1)
accreditation (1)
ACHE credits (1)
action alert (1)
activism (1)
acute care (1)
AD&D (1)
addiction (1)
addiction medicine (1)
adverse drug event (1)
adverse drug events (1)
adverse events (1)
AHA Alert (1)
AHA Annual Conference (1)
AHA Survey (1)
AHAPAC (1)
AHCA (1)
allied society (1)
alternative payment method (1)
alternative payment model (1)
American College of Healthcare Executives (1)
AMN Healthcare (1)
Andy Barr (1)
antibiotic resistance (1)
antibiotic stewardship (1)
Antibiotics Awareness Week (1)
Appalachia (1)
appeal (1)
appointment (1)
Arnett Carbiss Toothman (1)
ASPR (1)
assistance program (1)
auxilians (1)
auxiliary (1)
Award of Excelence (1)
baby (1)
Baby Friendly Hospital (1)
background check (1)
bank (1)
Baptist Health (1)
Barnett Benvenuti & Butler (1)
besthospitals (1)
BiBA of 2015 (1)
bill signing (1)
billing (1)
blind (1)
blog (1)
Bluegrass Care Navigators (1)
Board of Governors (1)
Board of Governors Exam (1)
Board of Trustees (1)
Boehringer Ingelheim (1)
BOG Exam (1)
bonds (1)
Bost Health Policy Forum (1)
breast cancer (1)
Broadband Access (1)
business impact analysis (1)
bylaws (1)
bypass surgery (1)
C Diff (1)
Call for Measures (1)
campaign (1)
cancellation (1)
candidates (1)
carbon monoxide (1)
cardiac telemetry (1)
CardioSolution (1)
CareChex (1)
Caretenders (1)
CEHRT (1)
Center for Health Statistics (1)
ceremony (1)
certification (1)
chief executive officer (1)
chief medical officer (1)
child abuse (1)
children's behavioral health (1)
CIGNA (1)
Civil Rights Act (1)
CJR (1)
CLE (1)
CLIK (1)
CME (1)
CMTA (1)
coalition to protect america's health care (1)
code (1)
comment period (1)
commentary (1)
CommerceBank (1)
community engagement (1)
Community of Practice (1)
community service (1)
Compdata (1)
compensation (1)
Compensation and Benefits Survey (1)
competition (1)
Compliance Deadline (1)
Comprehensive Joint Replacement (1)
Consumer Checkbook (1)
consumer reports (1)
contingency planning (1)
continuing legal education (1)
cost sharing (1)
costs per day (1)
Council of Carpenters (1)
court decision (1)
CPHQ (1)
credentialing (1)
critical access hospitals (1)
cuts (1)
cybercrime (1)
dashboard (1)
dating violence (1)
dear colleague letter (1)
death rate (1)
dental care (1)
designation (1)
dietician (1)
Direct Messaging (1)
disability (1)
disaster (1)
disclaimer statement (1)
discount (1)
discrimination (1)
disproportionate share hospital (1)
Distinguished Service Award (1)
Dobson/DaVanzo (1)
DOL (1)
domestic violence (1)
DPH (1)
draft forms (1)
drug coding (1)
drug overdose (1)
drug shortage (1)
early bird registation (1)
eduction (1)
edutation (1)
Effective Communication in Hospitals (1)
effective communications (1)
EITC (1)
election (1)
electronic health records (1)
eligible hospital (1)
eligible professional (1)
email (1)
emergency care (1)
emergency room (1)
employee benefits (1)
employment (1)
EMS (1)
EMTALA (1)
energey (1)
engineer (1)
engineering (1)
enrollment (1)
enterovirus (1)
environmental manager (1)
EP (1)
Ephraim McDowell (1)
equality (1)
Ethiopia (1)
Excellence Award (1)
Excellence in Rural Healthcare (1)
executive position (1)
face to face credits (1)
Facebook (1)
facilities (1)
facility managers (1)
Facts Book (1)
falls (1)
FAQs (1)
fda (1)
federal policy (1)
Federal Poverty Guidelines (1)
Federal Register (1)
FEMA (1)
fentanyl (1)
FFS (1)
final rule (1)
final rules (1)
finance (1)
financial officer (1)
financial report (1)
financial services (1)
Flex Grant (1)
Flex program (1)
FLSA (1)
FMLA (1)
foundation directors (1)
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (1)
FPL (1)
fraud alert (1)
GAO (1)
Gatlinburg (1)
gift shop managers (1)
goals (1)
governing council (1)
Governor (1)
Governor Bevin (1)
grant opportunity (1)
GRW (1)
guide (1)
guidelines (1)
Hal Rogers (1)
HANDS (1)
HANDS Award (1)
HANYS (1)
hard stop policy (1)
hardship application (1)
HCAHPS Star Ratings (1)
HCC (1)
HCUP (1)
health (1)
health care (1)
health care attorney (1)
health care disparities (1)
health care engineers (1)
health care facilities (1)
health care information technology (1)
health care law (1)
Health Care Quality Week (1)
health care workforce (1)
health information exchange (1)
health information technology (1)
health insurance (1)
Health IT (1)
health literacy (1)
Health Subcommittee (1)
Healthcare Staffing Services (1)
heart collaborative (1)
hemophilia (1)
HEN (1)
Hepatitis A (1)
hepatitis c (1)
HH&N (1)
HHS OIG (1)
HIE (1)
High Risk Hospitalization (1)
HIIN (1)
HMPAC (1)
holiday (1)
hospital attorneys (1)
Hospital Claims Settlement (1)
hospital costs (1)
hospital discharges (1)
Hospital Engagement Network (1)
hospital engineers (1)
hospital heroes (1)
Hospital Improvement Act (1)
hospital payment update (1)
hospital reclassification (1)
hospital scores (1)
hospital week (1)
HospitalCareers.com (1)
HospitalCompare (1)
Hospitals and Health Networks magazine (1)
HRH (1)
human trafficking (1)
Hurricane Harvey (1)
icd-9 (1)
IIPW (1)
IKORCC (1)
IMD Exclusion (1)
immunization (1)
improper payments (1)
incentive payment (1)
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (1)
infant mortality (1)
infections disease (1)
infosuite (1)
innovation (1)
inpatient (1)
insurance marketplace stabilization (1)
Interapt (1)
International Infection Prevention Week (1)
interpretation (1)
interpreter (1)
interpretive rule (1)
interpretors (1)
invitation (1)
IPF (1)
IQR (1)
JAMIA (1)
job listing (1)
job offer (1)
job post (1)
joint comission (1)
KAHA (1)
KAHQ (1)
KBN (1)
KCHIP (1)
KCN (1)
KCSP (1)
Kentucky (1)
Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dieticians and Nutritionists (1)
Kentucky Center for Nursing (1)
Kentucky HEALTH (1)
Kentucky Health Cooperative (1)
Kentucky Immunization Coalition (1)
Kentucky Institute for Patient (1)
Kentucky Oral Health Program (1)
Kentucky Regional Extension Center (1)
Kentucky Rural Health Association (1)
Kentucky Supreme Court (1)
Kentucky Tonight (1)
KET (1)
KGA (1)
KHA App (1)
KHA Awards (1)
KHA Board of Trustees (1)
KHA Day at the Legislature (1)
KHA District Meeting (1)
KHA Health Care Governance Leadership Award (1)
KHA Membership Update (1)
KHA Quality Award (1)
KHA victory (1)
KHA website (1)
KHA Workforce Survey (1)
King's Daughters Medical Center (1)
KODA (1)
KORH (1)
KPAP (1)
KRHA (1)
KYDPH (1)
KYHC (1)
KYQuality (1)
laboratory services (1)
laboratory tests (1)
LanguageLine (1)
leadership (1)
Lean (1)
Lean Health Care (1)
lean management (1)
leave management (1)
legal issues (1)
legal update (1)
Legionellosis (1)
legislative contacts (1)
legislative platform (1)
legislative victory (1)
liability reform (1)
license procedures (1)
life expectancy (1)
life insurance (1)
Life Safety (1)
limited English proficiency (1)
limited services clinics (1)
liquidation (1)
longitudinal analysis (1)
long-term acute care hospital (1)
long-term care hospital (1)
long-tern care hospital (1)
LoVol (1)
low-volume hospital (1)
MACs (1)
malpractice (1)
mandatory reporting (1)
margin improvement (1)
MASA (1)
MASA Medical Transport Solutions (1)
measure trends analysis (1)
measures (1)
media (1)
Medicaid DSH (1)
Medicaid Meaningful Use Assistance (1)
Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee (1)
medical liability (1)
medical practice (1)
medical review panels (1)
medical transport (1)
Medicare Quality Based Programs (1)
medication safety (1)
member news (1)
membership guide (1)
MHNet (1)
Mid-South CAH Conference (1)
Mike Rust (1)
milestone (1)
Mitch McConnell (1)
mobile app (1)
mobile device (1)
mortality (1)
motion to intervene (1)
MRP (1)
National Health Care Surveys (1)
National Hospital Care Survey (1)
national hospital week (1)
National Patient Safety Week (1)
National Provider Call (1)
new administrator (1)
newborn screening (1)
NFPA 99 (1)
NH-ISAC (1)
NIST EHR Randomizer Application (1)
nondiscrimination (1)
NOSORH (1)
NOTICE Act (1)
NPSW (1)
nutritionist (1)
observation (1)
obstetrics (1)
occupational therapy (1)
Office of Health Policy (1)
OHP (1)
OMB (1)
OMHA (1)
opa (1)
op-ed (1)
Open Door Forum (1)
open enrollment (1)
Open World Program (1)
opioid (1)
OQR (1)
oral health (1)
ORP (1)
overdoses (1)
overtime (1)
P2P (1)
PAB (1)
patien (1)
patient care (1)
patient experience (1)
patient origin reports (1)
patient safety checklist (1)
patient status denials (1)
patient tracking (1)
payment adjustments (1)
payment bundle (1)
payment reduction (1)
PBR (1)
penalties (1)
People to People (1)
pharmacists (1)
PHI Air Medical (1)
phone system (1)
phshing (1)
physical theray (1)
physician (1)
physician compensation (1)
physician fee schedule (1)
physician groups (1)
physician supervision (1)
physician track (1)
PI Program (1)
pilot program (1)
Pink Glove Dance (1)
plan of correction (1)
Platinum Sponsor (1)
pledge (1)
population health (1)
Post Acute Care Forum (1)
postacute care (1)
poverty (1)
preparedness (1)
prescription drugs (1)
presentations (1)
preview period (1)
prior authorization (1)
ProAssurance (1)
professional liability (1)
Promoting Interoperability Program (1)
proposed bill (1)
ProPublica (1)
prospective payment system (1)
provider support program (1)
provider-based rules (1)
psych/cd (1)
Public Health and Clinical Data Registry (1)
public health notice (1)
public reporting (1)
QHP (1)
QI (1)
QSource (1)
Quality Advisory (1)
Quality Awards (1)
quality director (1)
quality improvement (1)
Quality Leader Fellows (1)
quality reporting (1)
quality reporting program (1)
QualityNet (1)
Quorum (1)
recap (1)
reception (1)
recerification (1)
recertification (1)
recommendations (1)
reconsideration form (1)
recording (1)
recovery audit contractor (1)
Recovery Audit Contractors (1)
recruiting (1)
recycling (1)
Region 3 (1)
Regional Extention Center (1)
rehabilitation (1)
relief fund (1)
Reportable Diseases (1)
reservation (1)
Resource Bridge (1)
resources for the blind (1)
resources in Spanish (1)
restraint (1)
review (1)
risk issues (1)
Ronan Tynan (1)
rule (1)
rules (1)
rural hospital (1)
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (1)
SAFE Act (1)
safe table (1)
safe tables (1)
SB 4 (1)
SB 42 (1)
schedule change (1)
seclusion (1)
Section 501(r) (1)
Senate Finance Committee (1)
sepsis (1)
sequestration (1)
Sevierville (1)
sexual assault evidence kits (1)
sexual assault nurse examiner (1)
short stay policies (1)
short stay reviews (1)
SIM (1)
site-neutral payment (1)
skilled nursing facilities (1)
sleep center (1)
sleep lab (1)
small and rural hospitals (1)
small rural hospitals (1)
smoke free (1)
smoke-free kentucky (1)
speakers (1)
speech therapy (1)
staff management (1)
stage 2 (1)
Stage 3 Meaningful Use (1)
star ratings (1)
state board (1)
state issues (1)
state legislation (1)
State Legislature (1)
Stats Book (1)
strategic plan (1)
subsidies (1)
substance abuse (1)
suicide prevention (1)
supply chain (1)
surgery (1)
survey results (1)
swing bed program (1)
tabletop exercise (1)
tax-exempt hospitals (1)
Team Achievement Award (1)
technical assistance (1)
TechSolve (1)
TEG (1)
telehealth (1)
telemedicine (1)
telemetry (1)
television (1)
temporary staffing (1)
Tennessee (1)
testimony (1)
Texas (1)
Thomas Massie (1)
tips (1)
tissue donation (1)
tobacco prevention (1)
toolkit (1)
Top Performers (1)
town hall (1)
Transitions of Care (1)
translators (1)
trauma center (1)
trauma center designation (1)
trauma system (1)
traveler (1)
trends (1)
U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week (1)
UK Public Health Hall of Fame (1)
United for Patient Safety (1)
University of the Cumberlands (1)
US House (1)
US News and World Report Best Hospitals (1)
va (1)
value based care (1)
value based reimbursement (1)
value-based purchasing (1)
video (1)
violence (1)
violence prevention (1)
visual impairment resources (1)
visually impaired (1)
vulnerable adult abuse (1)
wage index (1)
warning (1)
waste management (1)
Ways and Means (1)
weather (1)
webcast (1)
webinar series (1)
wildfires (1)
winners (1)
Women's Choice Awards (1)
workforce shortage (1)
workplace violence (1)
workshop (1)
Zika (1)
 
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, October 05, 2018 9:30 AM
Patient Safety Hero Awardees Plummer and OsborneKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Christopher Plummer, mental health technician, and Jerry Osborne, security officer, at Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardees. They were both nominated by Jason Underwood, Assessment and Referral Center supervisor at OLOP, for their response to a life-threatening situation.

A patient arrived to the Our Lady of Peace Assessment and Referral Center to be assessed. While sitting in the waiting area, it was discovered that the patient was not breathing. A Code Blue was called and Plummer immediately lowered the patient to the floor and began CPR. He began chest compressions while Osborne was positioned to start rescue breathing. After Plummer administered 20 chest compressions, the patient began...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, September 28, 2018 8:17 AM
The KIPSQ Fall Forum, October 16 in Louisville, will gather both Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members and non-PSO members to discuss the Opioid Crisis. Presentations will encompass an intensive study conducted by ECRI Institute regarding Opioid use in acute care, a diversion prevention assessment tool and the legalities surrounding this issue.

Health care attorneys, risk management professionals, patient safety officers, quality leaders, nurse leaders, clinical leaders, CEOs, senior executives and administrative leaders are all encouraged to attend. CEUs will be available.

View the Forum Brochure for agenda details. Online registration is available for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:39 AM
Falls Risk ImageFalls Prevention Awareness Week is September 22 to September 28. Join the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the National Council of Aging (NCOA) to help spread awareness and promote strategies for falls prevention through a variety of education and resources as well as participate in social media discussions. To learn more about this week and access resources, click here. To get information on NCOA's Fall Prevention Awareness Day webinar, Facebook Live event and their twitter chat, click here....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:53 AM
As part of the HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), hospital quality, patient safety and clinical leaders are offered the opportunity to participate in the “Foundations for Change” and the “Accelerating Improvement” Fellowships.

These Fellowships are a partnership between HRET, the state hospital association, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and were conducted from January through July of this year. The Fellowships consisted of interactive webinars and online courses on key topics in quality improvement and patient safety, designed to build capacity and “bench strength” in Kentucky to drive ongoing reduction in health care-associated harm.

KHA salutes the new Kentucky Fellows from the following hospitals successfully completed the Fellowships:

Baptist Health Madisonville (Angela Giffin-Walls) Bourbon Community Hospital (Johnya Earlywine) Clark Regional Medical Center (Angie Leach, Deanna Wells, Kelly Stratton, ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:43 AM
KHA's patient safety organization (PSO), the Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) will host a free Summer Forum for all Kentucky hospitals on July 24 in Lexington.

The KIPSQ Summer Forum will gather both PSO members and non-PSO members to discuss and understand the advantages of membership, data collection, common format reporting and mapping from a risk management system to the PSO. Presentations will encompass regulations, state peer review and case law followed by a panel discussion featuring hospitals who are actively reporting to the PSO.

CEOs, health care attorneys, risk management professionals, patient safety officers, quality leaders, nurse leaders, clinical leaders, senior executives and administrative leaders are all encouraged to attend.

View the brochure for more details. Online registration...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:27 AM
Quality Conference Cover

Registration is now open for the Annual KHA Quality Conference, March 14-16 in Louisville.

Hospitals, physicians and other health providers are experiencing the need to improve the services and skills they previously offered to meet the growing needs of tomorrow’s communities. This is a time when all of health care needs to crowd together to seek innovations and maximize the quality service provided to patients at all levels of care. 

At the core of every functional and efficient team is a stable leader who operates with integrity and determination. Keynote speakers Pat Day, Joe Pusateri and Christian Lillis have demonstrated this through the impressive achievements acquired over the course of their careers. The Kentucky Hospital Association’s Annual Quality Conference will begin with an afternoon on Leadership, followed by a day dedicated to Falls and Infections, and...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:53 PM
David Nicholson Award Patient Safety Hero AwardKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized David Nicholson, staff educator at The Ridge Behavioral Health System as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Nicholson was nominated by Kellie Holland, associate administrator at The Ridge, for being instrumental in creating a culture of safety for both patients and staff.

Nicholson is committed to reducing incidents of seclusion, restraint, patient aggression with injury and patient aggression without injury. To achieve these objectives, he focuses on non-physical forms of de-escalation in a crisis and helps staff prioritize when to use physical interventions. 

Nicholson volunteered for training to be an instructor for both Handle With Care (HWC) and Verbal De-escalation. Within two weeks of becoming...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, November 10, 2017 3:45 PM
Slone Receives Patient Safety Hero AwardKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Sherry Slone, House Manager at Saint Joseph Martin as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Slone was nominated by Billie Turner, chief nursing offiver for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital.

As per Turner, Slone performs at a high level of accountability in almost all the categories highlighted by the Patient Safety Hero Award. She leads the facility's 16 safety coaches and takes responsibility for educating them and keeping them up to date as well as assisting all of them in completing their weekly reports. Slone has been heavily involved in Saint Joseph Martin's sepsis improvement efforts. She currently reviews all sepsis diagnosis charts for compliance with their sepsis bundle and also assists...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:10 AM
Teresa Daniels Receives PSH Award

KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Teresa Daniels, infection prevention (IP) at Clark Regional Medical Center and Bourbon Community Hospital as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Daniels was nominated by Vicki Breeding, director of EVS and Amy Kenney, director of Laboratory Services at Clark Regional Hospital, for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital.

Daniels was recognized for her outstanding service to the facility not only as IP but also as an invaluable asset to the EVS director and staff. She has worked tirelessly to educate and empower EVS staff to help them realize how critically important it is for them to do their jobs completely and thoroughly, every time. She has an annual infection control education class for EVS staff to review...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:22 AM
Health Care Quality Week Logo

Health Care Quality Week is the week dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made in the field and bringing greater awareness to the profession of health care quality. Health care quality professionals work in every health care setting to enhance care delivery, optimize value and improve outcomes by leading activities in one or more of the following core quality functions:

Patient safety Regulatory and accreditation Quality review and accountability Performance and process improvement Health data analytics Population health and care transitions Take a moment this week to thank your quality and patient safety team for the work they do every day to help your hospital care for patients and have the best outcomes possible for the patient, their family and the health care team! For more information, visit http://nahq.org/about/healthcare-quality-week.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:59 PM
KIPSQ Meeting
KIPSQ members making care safer in KY by discussing Patient Identification Errors at the PSO's Safe Table Event on October 10.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, October 09, 2017 10:12 AM
Nordam Receives Patient Safety Hero AwardKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Eric Nordman, antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at St. Elizabeth Edgewood as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee.  Tracie Shelton, director of patient safety/accreditation and infection control nominated Nordman for his efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital.  

As per Shelton, Nordman holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Northern Kentucky University, and he holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati. He served as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team Lead for the Quality Transformation C-diff initiative. He met with and educated hospitalists and gastroenterologists on appropriate testing and best practice ordering protocols for C-diff. He created an EPIC report to identify patients with...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:07 AM
Sherri Boggs Receives Patient Safety Hero AwardKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Sherri Boggs, quality, risk and safety manager at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Boggs was nominated by Keith Rankin, the hospital's director of nursing, for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the facility.  

Rankin called Boggs the "crown jewel" in the efforts that have gone into the building of a great safety culture at Our Lady of Peace over the last 5+ years. She has led the journey by taking the reins and keeping all other leaders and departments on a steady track for success. When starting their "Safety First" journey, the measures that were in place to review events and prevent harm were mediocre at best Rankin noted. It seemed as though serious safety events were frequent and that processes were examined infrequently. Boggs was a key piece of transforming that culture and as a result, OLOP has grown into a facility that places safety at the front of care. Their patients feel safe and the facts show this,. The hospital has extended its time without a Serious Safety Event to over 400 days, which is an incredible feat in a facility with such a high-risk population. 

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:56 AM
Sts Mary and Elizabeth Team Receives Patient Safety Hero Awards

KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Brooke Roberts, Joshua Veilleux, Sam Gabbert and Sonya Downs at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital as Patient Safety Hero Awardees. All were nominated by Twinetta Nusz, program manager of patient safety, for their efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital. Congratulations to all of the awardees and the entire team at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital for all of their patient safety successes.  

Roberts Receives Patient Safety Hero AwardTo nominate a member of your hospital's team, please visit the K-HIIN Patent Safety...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:12 AM
Tim Trottier Receives Patient Safety Award

KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Tim Trottier, chief executive officer of Spring View Hospital, as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee.  Trottier was nominated by Linda Hunter, the facility's chief nursing officer, for his efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital. According to Hunter, Trottier was instrumental in helping Spring View improve quality, safety and satisfaction within the hospital. His achievements include improved patient, physician and employee satisfaction and decreased patient harms. 

To demonstrate his commitment to quality and patient safety he became a “Certified Professional in Patient Safety” CPPS. He most recently engaged a Patient Family Advisory Board (PFAB) that will lead the hospital’s mission to “Make Communities Healthier.”

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:32 AM
The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KY DMS) is clarifying coverage for early elective deliveries (EED) including non-medically necessary inductions and cesarean deliveries. Claims submitted for labor inductions or cesarean sections on or before 39 weeks gestation that are not properly documented as medically necessary will be denied by Kentucky Medicaid including Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).

KY DMS's goals are to: 1) guide providers and hospitals to sound practice recommendations made by AGOG; 2) reduce morbidity in neonates from birth trauma and fetal immaturity; 3) reduce non-medically necessary deliveries less than 39 weeks gestation and; 4) encourage greater collaborations between hospitals and their physicians in developing quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving birth outcomes in Kentucky.

Medicaid delivery claims submitted, with dates of service on or after 9/1/2017, from enrolled hospitals and practitioners for elective inductions...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:17 AM

TeamSTEPPS Meeting

This week, KHA and the K-HIIN team are conducting a two-day TeamSTEPPS program at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Twenty-seven hospital employees from Clark Regional Medical Center and Bourbon Community Hospital are attending the program. TeamSTEPPS is a program of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. 

If you are interested in learning more about TeamSTEPPS or if you are interested in hosting a program in your facility, please contact Donna Meador at KHA (dmeador@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:26 AM
Griffith Receives Patient Safety Hero Award

KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Amy Griffith, RN, from Rockcastle Regional Hospital as the newest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Griffith was nominated by Tammy Brock, the hospital's quality/patient safety director, for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital. Brock noted that Griffith has taken the lead role in reducing readmissions in the organization and discharge phone calls are a huge part of that. 

Griffith was instrumental in instituting a new discharge call system, training and implementing the system, analyzing the data from the system and more. Griffith discovered the hospital's patients did not understand the medication sheet that was sent home with them, so she worked to create a better discharge medication sheet. She has taken over the role as a "care manager" and makes sure the discharged patients have everything they need to be successful at home. In one instance, a wife could not get her husband to his follow-up doctor's appointment, so Griffith worked with the doctor's office and the office's nurse practitioner was able to make a home visit.  

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:21 AM
Donna Davis Receives Patient Safety Hero AwardKHA and the Kentucky Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (K-HIIN) recently recognized Donna Davis, chief nursing officer at Georgetown Community Hospital with a Patient Safety Hero. Davis was nominated by Georgetown's CEO William Haugh for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital. 

Per Haugh, Davis was the first CNO within LifePoint Health to become a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) by the National Patient Safety Board. In 2016, she led way for Georgetown Community Hospital to reduce the overall HEN HAC rate to 3.719 per 1,000 patient days, which was a 35% reduction from 2015. She also lead the organization to an overall readmission rate of 4.1% in 2016, which is below the national average and the 2015 GCH rate of 5.5%. Finally,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:09 AM

The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) will hold two Safe Table meetings in April on Disinfection and Cleaning Reusable Items. Gail Horvath of the ECRI Institute will present, and 2.4 hours of nursing CEUs are available.  

April 12 
Registration deadline: April 10 
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (ET)
Hardin Memorial Hospital 
Elizabethtown
            April 19 
Registration deadline: April 17 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET) 
Saint Joseph East-Women’s Hospital
Lexington
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:35 AM
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is collaborating with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), which will merge with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in May, to celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) through a series of activities recognizing the importance of keeping patients safe in all health care settings:

An ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:59 AM
The K-HIIN Kick-Off Meeting will provide insight into how the Kentucky Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (K-HIIN) will use the successes of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to launch the next phase of this national initiative for quality and outcomes improvement in hospitals. Attendees will learn about the goals and requirements of the HIIN and how the innovations, virtual learning opportunities and hospital-level techniques of the program will take your improvement work to the next level.

View the brochure for agenda details, and register online today to reserve your seat for this important meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:17 AM
On August 29-30, the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network (K-HEN) will conduct a Patient Safety TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Workshop, hosted by KHA in Louisville. Patient Safety TeamSTEPPS training will provide participants with the skill sets needed to build a culture of safety within their organization. Participants will learn to organize the work of patient safety and empower clinicians with the use of tools to effectively manage conflict and implement change.

For details, view the brochure. Reserve your spot today by registering online.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:01 AM

The KIPSQ Safe Table Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 21, in Madisonville has been cancelled. There is no rescheduled date at this time. If you have questions, contact Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com) at KHA. For more information on upcoming Safe Table Meetings, view the brochure and registration information on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 08, 2016 9:35 AM
KIPSQ will conduct a Safe Table topic every month in three different locations thoughout the state for members of the PSO. Participants will:

Generate candid discussion and share organizational experiences on patient safety and quality issues Exchange information about bet practices relative to patient safety Encourage coordinated/collaborative efforts and new partnerships Network and communicate A brochure and registration information are available on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

For more information on the benefits of your facility joining KIPSQ, visit www.kipsq.org or contact Nancy Galvagni (ngalvagni@kyha.com)  or Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com)...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 13, 2014 9:03 AM
The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) is partnering with the Anthem Foundation to provide education, tools and resources to improve care and long-term outcomes for mothers and newborns. The Anthem Foundation has provided grant funding for hospitals to engage in a collaborative patient safety and quality program aimed at reducing early elective deliveries (EEDs), reducing obstetrical harm by preventing unnecessary cesareans, reducing adverse outcomes from oxytocin use and reducing OB hemorrhage. Additionally, resources will be provided to hospitals to improve the rate of breast feeding.

The program's first newsletter is now available. The first edition shares details about the program, successes the participating hospitals have already achieved, upcoming educational events, information on...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:45 AM
The Connecticut Hospital Association shared the following incident with the Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ), KHA’s Patient Safety Organization, for distribution to its members in the hopes that it will prevent a harm event in hospitals.

On May 16, Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, announced that during a daily safety huddle (begun as part of the hospital’s participation in their statewide high reliability collaborative), it had identified an issue regarding the use of insulin pens — devices intended to make insulin injections more efficient and accurate. They consist of a cartridge and needles. While needles were never reused, a few staff used the cartridges for more than one patient. Despite changing the needles, there is still slight risk of blood contamination of the pen reservoir or cartridge, which could result in transmission of blood-borne pathogens from the previous patient.

Griffin has used the insulin pens for several years and has identified approximately...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, March 24, 2014 10:11 AM
KHA has received a grant from the Anthem Foundation to support the “Improving Patient Safety for Mom and Baby” initiative. The project kicks off March 28 with a webinar at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Kentucky hospitals that offer birthing services already strive to provide the best and safest care for moms and babies, and want Kentucky to show the best possible outcomes, both short term and long term. Unfortunately the commonwealth still has lower rankings in several areas:

Kentucky's most recent six-month rate of Early Elective Deliveries is 10.9 percent, which is still significantly higher than the Centers fore Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) goal of 3 percent or less; Kentucky's “ever breastfed” rate is 52.6 percent compared to the national rate of 76.5 percent; Kentucky’s overall C-section rate is 34.6 percent compared to the national Cesarean rate of 31.8 percent; and Obstetrical hemorrhage is an increasing problem across the nation. To help Kentucky hospitals...
Recent Comments
There are no recent comments on this blog.
Contact Us

Post Office Box 436629
Louisville, Kentucky 40253-6629
Phone: 502-426-6220
Fax: 502-426-6226

KHA Staff
E-mail Us

Connect
Copyright 2014 by KHA   |  Privacy Statement