Hospital spotlight: St. Francis Regional Medical
Center works to improve health of community
St. Francis Regional Medical Center received the
2014 MHA Community Benefit Award, large hospital category, for its work to
improve the health and well-being of local tribal members of the Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Witaya, the Dakota word for "coming together"
brings members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community together with health
care resources through St. Francis. The creative approach to addressing
community need stemmed from mutual interest in maintaining the tribe's cultural
uniqueness and improving disjointed care. Efforts include: adding a care
navigator to help facilitate the care process; integrating medical records;
integrating imaging services so medical images can be shared between the tribal
clinic and hospital; identifying preferred physicians to treat SMSC patients,
creating a consistent approach to care; educating leaders, nurses and staff
about the unique health care preferences of tribal members; and developing
relationships to meet mental health and chemical dependency needs. Together,
these efforts are helping Native American community members experience improved
health and confidence in their health providers. From 2011 to 2012, inpatient
hospital admissions decreased from 31 to 6. Increasing numbers of community
members are requesting to participate in Witaya Care. Learn more about St.
Francis Regional Medical Center and the other MHA Award winners here. return to top
Sponsors help deliver quality annual meeting
looking forward to seeing you at next week’s Annual Meeting. Many sponsors have
already committed to helping MHA deliver a high quality program. MHA thanks the
following sponsors for their generosity and continued commitment to Minnesota
health systems and hospitals:
- CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
- McGladrey LLP
- McGough Construction
- Dougherty & Company LLC
- ECI Healthcare Partners
- Eide Bailly LLP
- HGA Architects & Engineers
- Knutson Construction
- Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
- Link Executive Search
- MedAssets, Inc.
- Mortenson Construction
- NXC Imaging
- Ryan Companies U.S. Inc.
- Stinson Leonard Street LLP
- Wipfli LLP
- B.E. Smith
- Boldt Construction
- Delta Medical Systems
- Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
information about sponsorships, contact Cari Kronschnable, MHA program coordinator, 651-659-1428. For more information
about the Annual Meeting, view the event brochure
or visit click here to register.
Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators has approved the
conference content for a total of 9.25 clock hours. return to top
violence prevention webinar focuses on prevention
private-public coalition of health care stakeholders working to prevent
workplace violence towards staff in health care settings will offer a webinar
on Sept. 9 focused on prevention. Managing violence in health care
workplaces includes: forming a team, overview of education, engaging law
enforcement, and policies and procedures to have in place when starting a
webinar will be on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to noon. The webinar is
complimentary, but registration is required.
health care organizations have signed on to participate and there is still time
for your organization to commit to the campaign. More information, including
links to the commitment form, gap analysis and tool kit are available on MHA’s website
and MDH’s website. For
questions, contact Julie Apold, MHA
senior director of patient safety, 651-603-3538. return to top
World Sepsis Day
Sepsis Day will be observed on Sept. 13 and is a single day where events
worldwide focus on creating sepsis know-how and awareness. World Sepsis Day is organized
by the Global Sepsis Alliance, a coalition of organizations with over one
million caregivers in 70 countries working to elevate public, philanthropic and
governmental awareness, understanding and support of sepsis and to accelerate
collaboration among researchers, clinicians, and organizations to reduce
incidence of sepsis by 20 percent by 2020.
Visit the World Sepsis Day website for
more information on ways your organization can join in the observance and sign
the World Sepsis Declaration form.
still time to participate in the MHA Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics
(LEAPT) Seeing Sepsis campaign, which
includes a tool kit to facilitate the adoption of severe sepsis early detection
tools and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign three- and six-hour care bundles by
hospitals of all sizes.
To join Seeing Sepsis, contact Karen Olson, MHA patient
safety/quality coordinator, 651-603-3521. return to top