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Nonprofit and Nursing Leaders Elected to UHF Board

Release Date: 07.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) announced today that Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been elected to its board of directors.

New York State Medicaid Director Announces Initiative for Young Children at UHF Conference

Release Date: 07.25.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson announced the First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative at United Hospital Fund’s annual Medicaid conference on July 20. The Initiative aims to improve access to health and social services for children during their first three years. 

New Analysis Finds Significantly Higher Prescription Drug Costs for Medicaid and Commercial Insurers Across New York State

Release Date: 07.06.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Prescription drug spending increased significantly for health plans participating in the Medicaid Managed Care and the commercial small group markets in recent years, according to a new report from United Hospital Fund (UHF). 

Congressional “Repeal and Replace” Health Plan Ill-Suited and Destructive for New York

Release Date: 06.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate, would undermine the dramatic insurance coverage gains that New York has realized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), destabilize the individual market, and increase premiums and cost-sharing for lower-income individuals, particularly those under 35, a new UHF report finds.

New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State

Release Date: 05.23.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With health insurance premiums rising, delivery system reforms reshaping how services are provided, and the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, a United Hospital Fund report released today outlines ways to help consumers choose and use provider networks, and access timely care through stronger safeguards and improved disclosure.

New Report Probes Hospital Patients’ Refusal of Home Care Services and the Impact on Readmissions and Outcomes

Release Date: 05.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) today released a report titled, “I Can Take Care of Myself!”: Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services, on the under-examined issue of patients who refuse home health care services when they are discharged from inpatient care. Such refusals can lead to higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life. 

Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Will Become New UHF President

Release Date: 05.03.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, will become president of United Hospital Fund on August 14, UHF Chairman J. Barclay Collins II has announced. Dr. Shih was named after a national search for a successor to James R. Tallon, Jr., who will retire after leading UHF for 24 years.

United Hospital Fund Honors 31 Health Care Trustees

Release Date: 05.01.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 31 trustees from New York metropolitan area hospitals and health care organizations at a luncheon today at Cipriani 42nd Street. The honorees were recognized for their extraordinary leadership and service to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City and neighboring Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

United Hospital Fund, Seven Hospitals Expand Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Outpatients in New York City

Release Date: 04.26.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

 United Hospital Fund (UHF) announced today that it is launching Stage II of its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative to improve antibiotic prescribing for outpatients across New York City, working with seven hospitals and health systems encompassing 35 outpatient practices.

New Central Line Guide a Key Component of Patient Safety in Home Care Settings

Release Date: 03.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) today released a detailed guide for home care patients and their family caregivers that explains in straightforward text and graphics how to safely maintain a peripherally inserted central catheter, familiarly known as a PICC line—an intravenous line used to administer fluids, blood products, medications, and chemotherapy. 

United Hospital Fund Launches Partnerships for Early Childhood Development with NYC Hospitals to Screen and Address Social and Economic Factors Affecting Children’s Health

Release Date: 03.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) announced a new initiative, Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, to support 11 New York City hospitals and their community partners in a year-long effort to help pediatric primary care practices initiate, expand, or improve on efforts to screen children ages 0-5 for social and environmental risks that interfere with healthy development, and connect them with the services that can address those risks. 

Suzanne Brundage Named First Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at United Hospital Fund

Release Date: 02.24.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Suzanne Brundage, program director of the Children’s Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF’s first Patricia S. Levinson Fellow. The annual fellowship will advance UHF’s work to improve health care for vulnerable populations.  

UHF Releases Toolkit to Assist Hospitals in Implementing New York State’s CARE Act

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

A step-by-step toolkit helps hospitals meet CARE Act requirements to engage family caregivers in discharge planning and prepare them for the complex post-discharge care they wil be providing. 

United Hospital Fund Releases Two Guides to Help Patients, Family Caregivers Understand What to Expect During Transition from Hospital to Home Care

Release Date: 02.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State’s 2.6 million unpaid family caregivers, like their 40 million counterparts across the United States, are performing increasingly complex medical and nursing tasks for family members and friends, particularly after patients are discharged from a hospital to home care. The United Hospital Fund is releasing two free guides today to help patients and their family caregivers understand new hospital discharge rules laid out by New York State’s Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act, which went into effect in April 2016.

Catherine Arnst Joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information

Release Date: 11.14.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

Catherine Arnst joins United Hospital Fund as Director of Public Information.

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