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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.

United Hospital Fund Awards $662,642 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 11.03.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

UHF announced seven grants, totaling $662,242, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 “2016 Influencers in Aging”

Release Date: 10.27.2016
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Carol Levine honored by Next Avenue.

Chad Shearer Promoted to Vice President for Policy at United Hospital Fund

Release Date: 10.25.2016
Contact: Miles Finley

Chad Shearer will now serve as vice president for policy as well as leading UHF’s Medicaid work.

New UHF Report Charts Health Insurance Market Changes in First Year of Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Release Date: 10.18.2016
Contact: Miles Finley

An overview of New York’s insurance markets, analyzing enrollment and financial data across health plans and lines of business to create a comprehensive snapshot of the markets since implementation of the ACA.

New Report by United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute Probes Family Caregivers’ Perspectives on Medication Management, Wound Care, and Video Instruction

Release Date: 09.29.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

A joint report from UHF and AARP Public Policy Institute looking at family caregiver perspectives on medication management, wound care, and video instruction.

Hospital Clinics Are Main Driver of Recent Growth in Primary Care Medical Homes in New York

Release Date: 09.21.2016
Contact: Miles Finley

UHF has released the third in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State. 

Report Presents Framework for a Value-Based Payment Strategy for Children's Health Care in New York

Release Date: 07.13.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

A new report issued jointly by United Hospital Fund and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy presents potential value-based payment models for children’s health services under New York Medicaid.

United Hospital Fund Analyzes Medicaid Spending on and Service Utilization by Children in New York

Release Date: 07.07.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

Two new complementary reports from United Hospital Fund’s Medicaid Institute present data on Medicaid spending for and utilization by Medicaid beneficiaries under the age of 21 in New York.

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