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ARKANSAS

HOSPITALS Winter 2019

HOSPITAL

EMERGENCY

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Leaders Everywhere


OU R R EL AT IONSH I PS A R E

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A Growing Health System for a Growing Community

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HELPING BUILD A HEALTHIER ARKANSAS. Clark Contractors is proud to be a part of creating the healthcare infrastructure essential to the well-being of our state and our people. We thank you for your confidence and look forward to continuing our efforts to build a healthier Arkansas.

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CULTURE

SHOCK LEADER PROFILES

16

Planting Seeds of Kindness

20

Lead, Let Go & Help Others Grow

24

Passionate about Public Health

CONTENTS

LEADER PERSPECTIVES

30

Speaking from Experience

37

Strength in Numbers

56

Two Chambers, Two Parties, One Focus

40

This was Annual Meeting 2019!

49

Group Prenatal Care

52

Do. Tell.

55

Solutions for Hospitals

60

Medical Marijuana: Is Your Hospital Ready?

NEWS

IN EVERY ISSUE

5

President’s Message

6

Event Calendar

7

Editor’s Letter

8

All About Hospitals

9

Newsmakers

29

Focus on Quality

34

Coach’s Playbook

64

Where We Stand

YOU have the POWER to SPARK CHANGE The Winter Issue Arkansas Hospitals is published by The Arkansas Hospital Association

419 Natural Resources Drive | Little Rock, AR 72205

Elisa M. White, Editor in Chief Nancy Robertson, Senior Editor & Contributing Writer Ashley Gill, Associate Editor Jamie Barrett, Graphic Designer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Chris B. Barber, Jonesboro / Chairman Ron Peterson, Mountain Home / Chairman-Elect Peggy Abbott, Camden / Treasurer Darren Caldwell, Jonesboro / Past-Chairman Ryan Gehrig, Fort Smith / Director-at-Large Greg Crain, Little Rock Barry Davis, Paragould David Deaton, Clinton Jan Gardner, Little Rock Phil Gilmore, Crossett Vince Leist, Harrison James Magee, Piggott Mike McCoy, Danville Gary Paxson, Batesville Rob Robinson, El Dorado Larry Shackelford, Fayetteville Brian Thomas, Pine Bluff Debra Wright, Nashville

EXECUTIVE TEAM:

Robert “Bo” Ryall / President and CEO Jodiane Tritt / Executive Vice President Tina Creel / President of AHA Services, Inc. Elisa M. White / Vice President and General Counsel Pam Brown / Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Lyndsey Dumas / Vice President of Education

ARKANSAS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION DISTRIBUTION: Arkansas Hospitals is distributed quarterly to hospital executives, managers and trustees throughout the United States; to physicians, state legislators, the congressional delegation, and other friends of the hospitals of Arkansas. Arkansas Hospitals is produced quarterly by Vowell, Inc., 910 W. 2nd St., Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201. Periodicals postage paid at Little Rock, AR and additional mailing offices. The contents of Arkansas Hospitals are copyrighted, and material contained herein may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the Arkansas Hospital Association. Articles in Arkansas Hospitals should not be considered specific advice, as individual circumstances vary. Products and services advertised in the magazine are not necessarily endorsed by the Arkansas Hospital Association.

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Learn more about these and other opportunities for learning and networking on the new AHA website arkhospitals.org


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TAKEAWAYS

Real change starts with real dissatisfaction. When a mission becomes personal, it becomes a cause.

If you don't care, they won't care.

Old habits die hard, so hardwire desired change.

It's about building pyramids, not sandcastles.


Servant leadership begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.

-Robert Greenleaf


TAKEAWAYS Practice personal humility.

1

Practice loyalty.

2

Practice personal accountability.

3

Practice selflessness.

4

Build bridges, not walls.

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THANK YOU

!

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1 in 5 Arkansans struggle with hunger every day. Arkansas ranks second in food insecurity. Arkansas is No. 6 in senior hunger nationally.

100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 Meals Packed

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…to those who we worked alongside in communities throughout the state to pack more than 1.1 million meals in the Fearless Food Fight to support local food shelters helping our neighbors in need. You helped us exceed a goal of 700,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 Meals Packed Meals Packed Meals Packed meals in celebration of our 70th anniversary. And to the thousands of doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, counselors, hospitals, medical suppliers and many other healthcare providers who have cared for our members and their families for seven decades, thank you! You play a critical role in ensuring our members receive quality, compassionate care during some of their most vulnerable moments in life. As a not-for-profit, mutual insurance company, our commitment to investing in Arkansas, its people and its healthcare delivery system began in December 1948 and will continue.

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Our work is not done, but by facing the future together, we can keep our great state strong.


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Risk Assessments | Active Shooter Training | Patient Violence Management | Provider Enrollment Services

TINA CREEL, PRESIDENT

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LIZ CARDER, ASSISTANT

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D AV I D D E AT O N Ozark Health Medical Center


Revenues or Moneys Received by the State

General Revenue

• Tax Collections • Distributed through the Revenue Stabilization Act (RSA)

Dedicated Source • Special Revenue • Federal Funds • Cash Funds • Trust Funds

One-Time Funding Figure 1

• Surplus • Recouped General Revenue


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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Table I. Qualifying Medical Conditions Cancer

Hepatitis C

ALS

Tourette’s syndrome

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

Severe arthritis

Fibromyalgia

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

Peripheral neuropathy

Intractable pain unresponsive to treatment for > 6 months

Seizures

Any other condition approved by the Department o

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(as of August 23, 2019) Glaucoma HIV / AIDS PTSD Alzheimer’s disease Severe nausea Severe and persistent muscle spasms

tment of Health

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Leaders

Everywhere

are in health care % 9 support occupations

45,800

Such as phlebotomists, nursing assistants, home health aides & medical transcriptionists

Arkansans are employed by hospitals

% are health care 57 practitioners or technicians Such as nurses, physicians, pharmacists & therapists

6are%in

management Such as administrators, food service managers, human resources managers & IT managers

% 16 work in diverse areas Such as ďŹ nancial operations, building and grounds maintenance, social services, information technology, food preparation and serving, life sciences, personal care & protective services

100%

READY TO SERVE YOU

24/7/365

% 12 are in office

& administrative

support positions Such as administrative assistants, customer service representatives, clerks & telephone operators

Job statistics based upon national data, American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2017.


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Arkansas Hospitals Winter 2019  

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