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Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

Release Date: 05.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care.

New Central Line Guide a Key Component of Patient Safety in Home Care Settings

Release Date: 03.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) today released a detailed guide for home care patients and their family caregivers that explains in straightforward text and graphics how to safely maintain a peripherally inserted central catheter, familiarly known as a PICC line—an intravenous line used to administer fluids, blood products, medications, and chemotherapy. 

Jim Tallon: The Certainty of Uncertainty

Release Date: 12.07.2016
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In the wake of the elections, health policy’s future is uncertain, but some constants—like the centrality of New York to health care reform, and UHF’s own role—remain.

United Hospital Fund Awards $662,642 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 11.03.2016
Contact: Mary Johnson

UHF announced seven grants, totaling $662,242, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

New Toolkit Aims to Prevent Dangerous Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Home Care Setting

Release Date: 06.14.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna
A new toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home health care services.

Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care

Release Date: 04.21.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

Having completed an intensive 15-month program to learn proven techniques to advance quality and patient safety programs in their hospitals, the 2015/2016 class of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program and their Capstone projects were celebrated and featured at a culminating meeting and dinner at United Hospital Fund on April 14.

United Hospital Fund Awards $597,193 in Grants to Improve Health Care Services in New York

Release Date: 02.19.2016
Contact: Bob de Luna

United Hospital Fund announced 12 grants, totaling $597,193, for projects to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker.

Jim Tallon: Work in Progress

Release Date: 11.03.2014
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In large part, the success of our "new" health care system will be determined by how we explain it, and how we connect the people and institutions who count on it.

United Hospital Fund Awards Grants Totaling $388,000 to Improve Health Services in New York City

Release Date: 10.22.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

The United Hospital Fund announced six grants, totaling $388,000, for projects to improve health care services in New York.

United Hospital Fund Report Details Lessons Learned in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Release Date: 10.14.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna
This United Hospital Fund report details lessons learned from a multi-hospital initiative focused on reducing readmissions.

Jim Tallon: Dramatic Changes, Critical Questions

Release Date: 06.26.2014
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New York continues to be a model for health care reform, but we must demonstrate that big change can be sustained.

Clinical Quality Fellows Share Practical Lessons

Release Date: 05.13.2014
Contact: Bob de Luna

New graduates of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program marked the completion of their intensive quality improvement training with the presentation of three of the program’s required “capstone” projects. The class is the sixth to participate in the nationally recognized program— sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association—that is preparing a new generation of quality improvement and patient safety experts and “champions.”

Jim Tallon: Making Change Work

Release Date: 10.29.2013
Contact: Robert de Luna

The story line now, as in the past, is how the Fund is meeting today's unique health care challenges and opportunities by shaping workable, sustainable change.

United Hospital Fund Awards Grants Totaling $475,000 to Improve Health Services in New York City

Release Date: 10.28.2013
Contact: Bob de Luna

The United Hospital Fund today announced nine grants, totaling $475,000, for projects to improve health care services in New York.

United Hospital Fund Provides $365,000 for Grants to Improve Health Services in New York City

Release Date: 03.11.2013
Contact: Bob de Luna

Among the projects funded are two pioneering multi-hospital initiatives, one to improve the day of transition from hospital to home care or rehab and the other to reduce the incidence of serious infections in home care patients receiving infusions of chemotherapy or other medications.

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