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ICYMI: Feb. Capitol Report on MRT, Mental Health Bill, Sepsis Study, VNSNY’s Singing Nurse, and UR Medicine Therapist

In case you missed it (ICYMI), the February 2020 edition of HCA’s Capitol Report newsletter (circulated to the State Legislature on Wednesday) highlights HCA’s State Advocacy Day and our proposals to the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT). We also note the Senate’s passage of HCA-developed legislation to support coordination of home care and mental health services.

The TODAY Show recently profiled VNSNY hospice nurse Kathleen Sarnes, whose vocal gift is providing calm and comfort to hospice patients, plus we share a similarly powerful look at the therapy care provided by UR Medicine Home Care’s Chris Joyce to help patients like Nick Wright recover after a fall. We thank VNSNY and UR Medicine for proactively garnering and producing these important media representations of home care and hospice.

Also, HCA President Al Cardillo recently spoke to anchor Benita Zahn of Capital Region NBC affiliate WNYT about a new study, profiled in the February Capitol Report, showing the immense public health toll of sepsis as well as the opportunity area for home care to intervene using protocols like HCA’s Stop Sepsis at Home initiative.