Brought to you by the Labor Management Project, Partnership Matters gathers news about best practices, training opportunities, reports and more to help you keep up with the latest trends in health care delivery and labor-management partnerships.
Welcome to Partnership in Action, a new series of updates on Labor Management Project initiatives in which labor, management and LMP staff members engaged in labor-management work tell us about the progress they’ve made, how they got there, and lessons they’ve learned along the way. This month’s interview is with members of the labor-management committee from Mount Sinai Queens’ Imaging Services department, which has been successfully engaged in a number of performance improvement (PI) projects with the help of the LMP.
As we enter the second year of the five-year, $8.25 billion Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program in New York State, it is time to take stock of lessons learned from the beginning of the process. The Commonwealth Fund’s April 2016 report, Implementing New York’s DSRIP Program: Implications for Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform, allows us to do just that.
On July 19, the Beryl Institute will present a free webinar, “So You’re the New Patient Experience Leader, Now What?” for those who oversee patient experience in health care settings.
On May 9, during the height of National Nurse’s Week, about 700 people gathered at the 13th annual Nurse of Distinction Awards to honor 1199SEIU nurses for their professionalism, dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence.
Hospitals with 1199SEIU members spent National Nurses Week, which took place May 6 through May 12, honoring their nurses in a variety of ways. From breakfasts to appreciation services and awards programs, nurses had the opportunity to enjoy recognition for their hard work and dedication.
In many nursing homes and assisted living communities, nighttime sleep disruption is a common occurrence. Whether because of conversations between staff, hall lights, alarms, staff waking residents to reposition them or change incontinence products, or other factors, it can be difficult for residents to get a good night’s sleep. This year’s QCC (Quality Care Community) Conference engaged participants in a wide-ranging exploration of issues related to sleep. Our keynote speaker, Sue Ann Guildermann, RN and Director of Education for Empira, generously shared her wisdom and 30-plus years of experience in an enthusiastically received presentation titled “Restorative Sleep Vitality Program: A Key to Healthier and Safer Nursing Homes.”
This past February, I visited Capitol Hill to add my voice to the growing chorus of community partners—including the YMCA and various physician groups—calling on elected officials to support the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act. For this Advocacy Day, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) organized preventive medicine physicians and residents to meet with their congressional representatives and senators to discuss prevention-related topics, as part of its annual meeting. Although I have participated in previous ACPM-led advocacy efforts, this occasion was truly special to me, since we are piloting the Diabetes Prevention Program at one of our partner institutions.
In the new video you can see when you click on the link below, 1199SEIU members from Mount Sinai Beth talk about the Labor Management Project’s Diabetes Prevention Program, inviting others to join them in experiencing its benefits.
New York State has made progress in decreasing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), but additional improvement is necessary, according to the Labor Management Project’s review of data reported in the Centers for Disease Control annual HAI Progress Report.
The National Council for Behavioral Health has produced four videos for the New York State DSRIP program on best practices for integrated care.