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Federal Plan Could Close Some of Louisiana's Charity Hospitals
from The Times
If the federal government approves a plan that gives most people medical insurance, much of Louisiana's charity hospital system could become unnecessary, a state health official says. More
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AHA Launches FREE Audio Conference Series on Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence
As part of Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the American Hospital Association’s initiative to accelerate performance improvement in hospitals and health systems, the AHA has launched a new audioconference series that will highlight the leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America's hospitals and health systems. This series of monthly programs, entitled Profiles in Excellence, provides an opportunity to learn about some of the newest and most innovative practices that are driving performance excellence in high-performing hospitals and health systems. From the front lines of patient care to the executive suite, participants will hear directly from innovators and improvers who are driving performance excellence and making improvement happen. The AHA is pleased to provide this series on a complimentary basis to members of At Large.
The series kicks off this fall with a pair of audioconferences that feature the recipients of the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize ®, which honors hospitals and health systems that have committed in a systematic manner to achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims - safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and equity.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST
2009 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize finalist Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; and Citation of Merit recipient Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
Each program will include a presentation about the organization's award-winning initiatives from key executives and leaders, as well as a question-and-answer session. More information on these organizations can be found by visiting the AHA honorees Web site.
To register for these complimentary audioconferences, click here to complete a brief online registration form. If you should have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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