What matters in a time of crisis?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Video | Comments Off on What matters in a time of crisis?

Demonstrating basic skills and character traits during a crisis helps to maintain a supportive culture and ease the burden for leaders, staff, patients, and their families. Each individual handles the pressure and impact of a crisis differently. Showing respect, communicating effectively, and being compassionate are important starting points for navigating difficult times. Watch video to see more… What matters in a time of crisis? pic.twitter.com/oGJfkxFoOU— The Estes Park Institute (@EstesParkInst) January 12, 2021...

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Pomona-Stopping Diabetes In Its Tracks

Posted by on Nov 3, 2020 in Video | Comments Off on Pomona-Stopping Diabetes In Its Tracks

November is National Diabetes Month. Here’s a look at one hospital’s collaboration with their community to “stop diabetes in its tracks.” NEWSROOM

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In Memoriam – Eric W. Springer, Esquire

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Faculty | Comments Off on In Memoriam – Eric W. Springer, Esquire

In Memoriam – Eric W. Springer, Esquire September 10, 2020 Estes Park institute is sad to announce the passing of Eric Springer, renowned health care attorney and longtime Estes Park Institute faculty member. His engaging style and sense of humor brought his valuable and unique perspective to health care education.  Eric was a skillful communicator, talented litigator, and expert interpreter of the law. “The law is whatever the people make it. There is no magic.” – Eric W. Springer, Esquire Read more...

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2021 Conferences Cancelled

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 in Conferences | Comments Off on 2021 Conferences Cancelled

September 4, 2020 With our country experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 remains uncertain. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution for our valued registrants and faculty, Estes Park Institute has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 conferences in Naples, Maui, and San Diego. In hopes that the next year will bring advances in the fight against COVID-19 and a return to some normalcy, we tentatively plan to start our next conference season in January 2022. Watch for a...

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CMS ACO Toolkits

Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Topics | Comments Off on CMS ACO Toolkits

July 16, 2020 Numerous Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) have achieved shared savings since 2012 by using various strategies to improve population health and quality while reducing costs. Recognizing that each ACO is unique and therefore has a different approach to providing value-based care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing a series of toolkits that explore different aspects of ACO operations: Beneficiary Engagement Toolkit (PDF) Care Coordination Toolkit (PDF) Provider Engagement Toolkit...

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Kaplan Named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Faculty | Comments Off on Kaplan Named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

June 29, 2020 Once again, Estes Park Institute Senior Fellow, Gary Kaplan, MD, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The list honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievements inside and outside of their respective organizations. Dr. Kaplan has been CEO and chairman of the Virginia Mason Health System in...

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Reassuring Patients that Hospitals Are Safe for Routine Care

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Faculty | Comments Off on Reassuring Patients that Hospitals Are Safe for Routine Care

June 18, 2020 Fraser Seitel, Estes Park Institute’s authority on health care communications and public relations expert, shares key steps hospitals should be taking to reassure their communities and patients of the importance of maintaining their health needs and that safety protocols are in place to protect them: • First, a hospital must clearly communicate how it has succeeded in confronting Covid-19… what measures it has instituted to ensure the continuing safety of itself and its patients… and why it is confident in returning to normal...

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High Priority Issues for Boards During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Topics | Comments Off on High Priority Issues for Boards During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18, 2020 John Tiscornia, Estes Park Institute’s Governance Expert and Financial Planning Authority, outlines three issues Boards should consider as high priority during this crisis: COVID-19 will require Boards to change how they perform their governance as well as require them to oversee the change in health care delivery. There will be a new norm. In recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, Boards will have to pay special attention to the financial situation and financial plan. Health care organizations have large investments in fixed...

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Moving Health Care Forward by Connecting Hospitals

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Conferences | Comments Off on Moving Health Care Forward by Connecting Hospitals

April 20, 2020 As our country, and the world, deals with the COVID-19 virus, we hope this finds you, your family, and your colleagues safe and healthy. This crisis has certainly been a test of our strength, stamina, and ingenuity, but it also has been a shining example of communities rallying around their health care professionals, first responders, and essential workers to support them at what might be the most challenging time in their careers. With such a strong connection to the health care industry, the caring and concern we feel is...

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Mitigating Burnout During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Topics | Comments Off on Mitigating Burnout During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020 Estes Park Institute burnout and leadership expert, Della Lin, MD, shares valuable advice and resources to mitigate burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unimaginable toll on our human, material, and financial resources—globally, nationally, as communities, as hospitals, and as individuals. As hospitals plan and implement crisis-of-care emergency operations, leaders must not marginalize efforts to address staff well-being. In an industry where 30-50% of staff reported burnout BEFORE COVID-19,...

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