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Connections newsletter 10-12-23

Read on to get registration information for the 2023 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference, highlights from a new report showing how much tax-exempt hospitals provide in community benefit, and details on the Healthcare Leadership Academy.



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By AzHHA Communications ● Oct. 12, 2023

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In this issue, you’ll find:

  • Registration information for the 2023 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference - deadline is tomorrow!
  • A new report highlighting how much tax-exempt hospitals provide in community benefit.
  • Details about the Healthcare Leadership Academy application deadline and how to apply.

Deadline to register is tomorrow!

2023 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference logo

Don’t miss out on this collaborative networking and educational event! Deadline is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 13.

Register now

The details:

  • 📅 Oct. 25-27, 2023
  • 📍 Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson
  • 📄 Review the agenda

New report highlights community benefit

Hospital plus being pulled down by people. People are in the shadow of the plus.

What’s new: On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released a new report showing tax-exempt hospitals provided nearly $130 billion in total benefits to their communities in 2020 alone.

Why it matters: This report illustrates the many ways hospitals support their communities including:

  • Providing financial assistance to those in need.
  • Offering programs and services designed to meet current and future health needs.

👀Looking for ways to help promote community benefit? Check out AHA’s resources.



Deadline approaching - Healthcare Leadership Academy applications

What’s new: The deadline for applications for the 2024 Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) is fast approaching! Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Why it matters:

  • The AzHHA Foundation is partnering with Creighton University to provide healthcare leadership development and management education to employees of AzHHA member hospitals.
  • This is a unique opportunity to equip mid-level managers with the management and leadership skills necessary to build organizational sustainability and prepare your hospital for the future.

Go deeper:

  • Length: Six months beginning in March 2024 and concluding in November 2024.
  • Curriculum: 16 modules covering health policy and law, HR and financial management, and more.
  • Format: Hybrid in-person and synchronous virtual learning.
  • Credentials: Dual certificates, graduate credits and 72 CEUs.
  • Cost: $8,500 - this is a discounted rate as Creighton University has generously offered, through our partnership, to discount what would normally be a $15,000 tuition fee.

Apply now! Submit your resume, letter of support and statement of purpose in one PDF to [email protected] by Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.

Learn more



AzCHER member survey shows positive results

Confetti flying out of a megaphone.

What’s new: AzCHER recently completed its first member survey to provide important baseline information for 850 member organizations.

Why it matters: The survey was completed with all core members represented. Overall, AzCHER received eight and nine of out 10 as average ratings in 11 of the 12 categories, including an average of a nine rating in the overall value of the membership.

👍Other highlights include:

  • Training and educations (virtual and in-person): Nine out of 10 rating
  • Exercises (discussion-based or operational-based): Nine out of 10 rating
  • Communication (newsletter, website, webinars, toolkits): Nine out of 10 rating
  • Member services (digital platforms, additional support): Eight out of 10 rating

What’s next: Based on the feedback, there is room for improvement on the mobile application. AzCHER is committed to making the app an area of focus moving forward.

Go deeper: Learn more about AzCHER and become a member if you aren’t one already.



Monday, Oct. 16 - Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements - Accountability and multi-professional expertise webinar
CDC subject matter experts and partners explore the importance of appointing a leader responsible for program outcomes, the benefits of setting concrete program goals and how to engage key partners throughout the organization. Register now.

Thursday, Oct. 19 - Introduction to POLST 
Join physician orders for life-sustaining treatment paradigm (POLST) for their one-hour virtual workshops equipping healthcare professionals with knowledge and resources to begin using POLST in Arizona. Register here. Can’t join this session? Sign up for the Thursday, Nov. 9 workshop.

Oct. 25-27 - 2023 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference
The 2023 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference will once again be held at the exquisite Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson on Oct. 25-27. This will be an inspirational gathering of more than 200 hospital and healthcare executives seeking opportunities for continuing education, meaningful discussion and relationship building. Register now.

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements - Action webinar
Gain valuable insights from CDC subject matter experts and partners about how to implement effective structures and processes to improve sepsis identification, management and recovery. Register today.

Thursday, Nov. 16 - Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements - Tracking and reporting webinar
CDC subject matter experts and partners discuss how to measure sepsis epidemiology, outcomes, program goals and the impact of sepsis initiatives. Register now.

Saturday, Nov. 18 - Health Fair at Burton Barr Central Library
This event will offer a wide range of health services and health-related information to attendees. This program is open to all ages at no cost and is accessible to uninsured, underinsured and/or Medicare and Medicaid eligible guests. Learn more.

Thursday, Dec. 7 - Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements - Education webinar
Discover the impact of sepsis education for healthcare professionals during onboarding and as an annual refresher. Register today.




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