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Parkland Health and Hospital System

Penny Thompson, principal at Penny Thompson Consulting and former deputy director of CMS' Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, was named MACPAC chair.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System

The new 227,420-square-foot clinic will build on the former CEO's vision of ensuring health care for the most vulnerable among us.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

The youth empowerment project is one of many local safety initiatives run by Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Injury Prevention Center.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Socioeconomic factors affect health and health care outcomes. Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program must account for this to avoid unfairly penalizing hospitals that care for large volumes of vulnerable patients.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Anderson, former longtime CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System and devoted advocate for the poor and underserved, died on Sept. 11 after a battle with cancer. Parkland will erect a statue in his honor and name the new hospital's medical and surgical outpatient clinic after him.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Awards by America's Essential Hospitals recognize congressional lawmakers who have worked or trained in member institutions and demonstrate leadership on Capitol Hill for vulnerable patients and essential hospitals.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

An electronic medical record–based model helped Parkland reduce readmissions and costs

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Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Health and Hospital System

This session reviewed key driver diagrams and highlighted an electronic risk assessment model – derived from clinical and nonclinical factors – that helps predict which patients are at risk for 30-day readmission within 24 hours of admission.

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Parkland Health and Hospital System

About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.