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HCIF Highlights December 2017

December 13, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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2017 Pennsylvania State of the State

December 12, 2017

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) has released its annual report, 2017 Pennsylvania State of the State.  This year, PHCQA analyzed multi-year performance trends for HCAHPS patient experience measures, cancer care process measures, mortality rates, and readmission rates.  To view the report, click here.

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HCIF Highlights November 2017

November 21, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award Winners!

November 6, 2017

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past fifteen years. This program is one of many ways in which HCIF promotes best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region. The top 10 winners for this year’s award program demonstrated fulfillment […]

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HCIF Staff Update

October 31, 2017

This month, HCIF welcomes Kelsey Salazar and Mike Garbutt to our team. Kelsey Salazar joins us from Florida, where she served as Research Coordinator III for the University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy. Kelsey will support Population Health initiatives as Project Manager. Mike Garbutt joins us as our new Director of Health Data […]

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HCIF Highlights October 2017

October 23, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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HCIF Highlights September 2017

September 29, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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CPR Ready Trains 330 People in CPR at CollegeFest

September 14, 2017

On September 9th, with the assistance of The Mobile CPR Project and their volunteers, CPR Ready provided hands-only CPR and AED training at CollegeFest, an event offering free museum tickets, job and internship opportunities, music, and games for college students. During the course of five hours, CPR Ready trained 330 people, establishing a new CPR […]

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HCIF Highlights August 2017

August 30, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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August Data Updates on PAHealthCareQuality.org

August 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) has updated its website, www.PAHealthCareQuality.org, with new Mortality, Readmission, Emergency Department, Cancer, Patient Experience, Stroke, and VTE data! Visit the PHCQA website to compare the quality of health care at hospitals in your region.

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HCIF Highlights July 2017

July 31, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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CPR Ready Trains over 100 people in Hands-Only CPR in one day

July 21, 2017

On Thursday July 20th, CPR Ready trained 78 people in CPR and AED use at a free, public training event at SEPTA’s Jefferson Station. The event aimed to promote awareness of cardiac arrest, CPR, and AED use and targeted downtown Philadelphia business employees during their morning commute. Training was provided by JeffSTAT and CPAT Network […]

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HCIF Highlights June 2017

July 5, 2017

HCIF highlights is our monthly newsletter that provides updates on all of our current programs, including information about past events, upcoming events, progress towards meeting program goals, and program achievements.  Learn about the latest news and updates from our current programs here.

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HCIF Receives Grant from Green Tree Community Health Foundation for CPR Training

June 30, 2017

The Health Care Improvement Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Green Tree Community Health Foundation to conduct hands-only CPR training for members of the Center in the Park and their families. An evening and a morning training session will occur in September. More details to come.

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Reminder Call for Entries: 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award CLOSING July 12, 2017

June 23, 2017

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past fifteen years. This program is one of many ways in which HCIF promotes best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region. The award recognizes hospitals and other providers for their innovative contributions […]

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For Otherwise Healthy Mom, Everything Changed When Her Heart Stopped in Her Sleep

June 12, 2017

Almost nine years ago, I was 35 years old and in the best shape of my life.  Even as a busy wife and mother of two, I managed to find time to play on three soccer teams and a coed ultimate Frisbee team, lift weights and take tennis lessons, exercising at least six days every […]

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HCIF Partner Featured in National Video on Patient-Provider Relationships

June 2, 2017

Nancy Hansen, MPH, BSN, Assistant Vice President, Population Health Management, Drexel University College of Medicine, was recently interviewed for the national Health Doers Network about Drexel’s focus on building patient-centered practices.  Drexel partners with HCIF, other health systems and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in The Philly Difference learning collaborative, which addresses chronic disease […]

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Call for Entries: 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award

May 31, 2017

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) has hosted the Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award for the past fifteen years. This program is one of many ways in which HCIF promotes best practices in health care patient safety and quality throughout the region. The award recognizes hospitals and other providers for their innovative contributions […]

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CPR Ready Trains Over 120 People in First Public Training Event

February 28, 2017

On May 17, 2017, CPR Ready staff and volunteers provided free hands-only CPR training to over 120 people. Volunteers also distributed information on cardiac arrest and hands-only CPR to spread awareness to those that were unable to take time out of their workday to get trained. CPR Ready is a Philadelphia regional campaign to increase […]

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Creating Connections at the 2017 Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition Meeting

February 28, 2017

Since 2015, HCIF has convened health literacy stakeholders in Pennsylvania on an annual basis to explore strategies to address health literacy in the Commonwealth. The 2017 Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition Meeting marked the third convening of this group. Held in State College, the event drew attendees from all regions of Pennsylvania. Activities began on Monday, […]

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