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Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Join us in celebration of National Doctors’ Day on March 30th. Pathway Health would like to recognize the work and contributions made to the world by physicians. We thank you for your dedication and leadership towards caring for our community. Happy National Doctors’ Day!

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Celebrate World Social Work Day on March 17

March 17 is World Social Work Day. On this day, social workers worldwide stand together to advance a common message globally. This year, the theme for the day is “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships,” which was established to build international focus on the interdependence of people and the need for change in policies and social service delivery.

The theme is the fourth and final theme of the 2010-2020 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

 

Learn more about the week here.

 

 

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Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week

Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week on March 8-14. This event is an annual recognition that encourages everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system — for patients and the workforce.

Patient Safety Awareness Week serves as a dedicated time and platform for growing awareness about patient safety and recognizing the work already being done.

 

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Celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

March 11 celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists, RDNs, are committed to improving the health of their patients, clients and communities.

On this day, we celebrate and thank the work of RDNs on providing the food and nutrition services and commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Thank you for your work in helping create healthier communities!

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Happy Long Term Care Administrator’s Week!

March 9-13 is Long Term Care Administrator’s Week, where we honor and celebrate the important role administrators have in providing leadership for the delivery of quality, resident-centered care and a supportive work environment.

Administrators are key players in the care team and are entrusted with the responsibility of managing the care of our loved ones. They touch the lives of residents and families, and, most importantly, ensure that their staff provides the highest level of quality care to a vulnerable population.

Pathway Health would like to thank all of our administrators. We celebrate your work and leadership in helping us serve our clients and provide them the best service and tools for organizational success and the proper care of our elders. Congratulations on an incredible job!

 

Learn more about Long Term Care Administrator’s Week here.

 

 

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Pathway Health Selected as Training and Implementation Partner for Innovative Process of Care Technology Platform

We are pleased to announce that Pathway Health has been selected by Post-Acute Planning Services (PAC-PS) as its implementation, training and ongoing support services partner for its Episode Management Model™(EMM) and Process of Care (PoC) technology platform.

Created by PAC-PS, this innovative model is a standardized post-acute care (PAC) coordination system that combines proven PAC and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) best practices for episode management known to produce reliable results.

Through this relationship, PAC-PS will leverage Pathway Health’s vast network of more than 150 consultants and technology experts to provide comprehensive implementation and training support.

Download a copy of the media release here.

 

 

 

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Announcing INTERACT™ Center of Excellence Designation

We are pleased to announce that Friendship Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation of St. Louis is the first organization to achieve INTERACT™ Center of Excellence status.

To achieve this status, the organization committed to a rigorous certification program that promotes reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions utilizing the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program (QIP) and being committed to an intensive focus on the following:

  • Delivering leadership and direction for embracing full INTERACT QIP implementation.
  • Identifying best practice approaches for utilization of the INTERACT QIP.
  • Maintaining INTERACT™ Certified Champions.
  • Monitoring data and clinical outcomes to identify areas for performance improvement.
  • Providing ongoing training and support for your care delivery team.

 

Learn more about the INTERACT™ Center of Excellence designation.

 

Download a copy of the media release here.

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is November 18-24, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that November 18-24, 2019 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW). The week highlights the importance of improving antibiotic prescribing and use, also known as antibiotic stewardship. Improving the way healthcare professionals prescribe antibiotics, and the way we take antibiotics, helps keep us healthy now, helps fight antibiotic resistance, and ensures that these life-saving drugs will be available for future generations.

Antibiotics are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily. Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, more than 2.8 million infections from bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics occur and more than 35,000 people die as a direct result. Many more die from complications from antibiotic-resistant infections.

CDC encourages healthcare professionals, patients, and families to learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use.

 

Download Resources from CDC:

USAAWA Be Antibiotics Aware Partner toolkit>

Recently released report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019.

DYK?: Infection Prevention and Control (F880) continues to be the #1 most frequently cited F-tag across the U.S.? Click here to visit CMS’ Quality and Certification Oversight Reports (updated 11/07/2019) to learn more.

 

Streamlining clinical systems to align with clinical pathways, coupled with disease state expertise, is an expectation. Need support? Contact us to learn more.

 

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Robin Storey to Present at the AHCA/AALA Annual Fall Conference

Pathway Health’s Robin Storey will be attending the Arkansas Health Care Association/Arkansas Assisted Living Association Annual Fall Conference in Little Rock, AR, November 19 – 21. She will be presenting on several topics for a full day of education.

 

Make sure to connect with Robin and stop by her sessions. They include the following:

  • “Key Strategies for Structuring a Busy Workday!”
  • “Delegation Key Tips for the DON”
  • “The DON Role in Survey Management”
  • “The DON Role in Using Quality Measures for Positive Outcomes”
  • “Putting it ALL Together!”

 

Learn more about the AHCA/AALA Annual Fall Conference here and make plans to connect with Robin during the event.

 

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Lisa Thomson to Present at the FOCUS 2019 Conference

Pathway Health’s Lisa Thomson is honored to present, “The New Grievance Process? Collaborative Relationships to Positive Outcomes,” at the FOCUS 2019 Conference in Stevens Point, WI, November 20 – 21. This is the 18th annual conference, developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA).

If you are attending, take a seat at this session from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. and learn the following:

  • Grievance regulations and their application as indicated in the requirements of participation.
  • The importance of the grievance process and how to relate the resident’s perspective of the process to facility providers.
  • Best practice leadership strategies for collaborative working relationships and positive outcomes.

 

Participants will gain an understanding of the process from the resident’s perspective. Lisa will also share leadership strategies for communication and application of the grievance process into daily operations.

 

Learn more about FOCUS 2019 here and make plans to connect with Lisa during the event.