Joann Emge, CEO, Sparta Community Hospital will serve as ICAHN's new Board President in 2020. New board members include Rex Brown, CEO, Hillsboro Area Hospital, and Karissa Turner, CEO, Wabash General Hospital. Click below for the full slate of officers and award winners.
The next PR-Marketing-Development Peer Network meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Pana Community Hospital. Jaci Haack and Patrice McDevitt will present "Basics of CRM and its Impact on Small and Rural Hospitals" during the morning session, followed by a round-table discussion in the afternoon.
"Bringing New Ideas Up Through the Hospital: Innovative Thinking Skills for Managers and Supervisors" will be presented in webinar format on Thursday, January 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. by ICAHN Professional Education Services. Join this webinar and gain ideas on ways to handle innovation and change with an engaged and aligned team.
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois awarded Kathleen Hull (right), CEO, Illini Community Hospital, along with Holly Jones, Administrative Director of Nursing, and Rose Ghattas (left), Blessing Health System Virtual Health Coordinator, its 2019 Award for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership, during a recent luncheon held in Chicago. Illini Community Hospital provides 1,500 telehealth visits per year.
Deadline to apply for the SHIP (Small Hospital Improvement Program) grants is Wednesday, January 8. SHIP grant priorities are ICD-10 and HCAHPS. Hospitals that applied for, and are participating, in a Special Innovations Project in FY 2019-2020 must again apply/participate.
ICAHN Professional Education Services will conduct a Sexual Harassment Training on Wednesday, January 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. Discussion will focus on the new Illinois continuing education requirements on sexual harassment for RNs, LPNs, athletic trainers, counselors, nursing home administration, occupational and physical therapists, and social workers.