"Street Nurse" brings care to the homeless

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street-nurseAmanda Buccina, R.N., is the “Street Nurse” of Sacramento, Calif. She spends every workday caring for the city’s homeless residents.

The Street Nurse program began in March 2016 as a collaboration between Sacramento-based Sutter Health and WellSpace Health, a community health center.

Some 5,000 city... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Caregivers, access, care coordination

Hospital engages community to help heal young victims of violence

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praise-danceIn the African-American festival of Kwanzaa, Ujima is a day to celebrate collective work that builds and maintains a community.  

That collective spirit inspires Project Ujima, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s effort to build and maintain a community around young victims of violence.

The Milwaukee... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Caregivers

What hospitals need to know about ransomware

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By Mary Ellen Callahan

Over the past few weeks, several health care companies and hospitals have been hit by ransomware. For example, when patients walked into one hospital, they were greeted with the information that the hospital had no access to email, some patient data was inaccessible, and other... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Cybersecurity, Caregivers

Planning for National Hospital Week: May 10-16

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National Hospital Week (NHW) is May 10-16. Many hospitals and health systems commemorate the week by celebrating the employees, volunteers and others who contribute to their collective work. For those planning events or other activities, NHW-branded gifts, giveaways and awards are still available for... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Caregivers, leadership

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