MHVC Announces “What Matters” Campaign

Initiative supports worldwide “What Matters Day,” June 6. MHVC is proud to announce its participation in the worldwide “What Matters to You” initiative, which was introduced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in 2012. MHVC Medical Director Dr. Damara Gutnick, said, “‘What Matters to You’ exemplifies MHVC’s patient-centered focus and frames our efforts to…

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Plan-Do-Study-Act: Fall Launch for MHVC’s PDSA Toolkit

Middletown shows what PDSAs can do. Over the past year, MHVC and its Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) team have been meeting with and training partners on this practical problem-solving technique. Just as the PDSA cycle provides partners with a process for learning and improvement, the team has continued to learn as well while deploying PDSA training in…

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Answering the Question: “What does DSRIP mean to me?”

  MHVC Workforce Communication and Engagement Toolkit launched in April. You are doing the work and seeing results, but do your front-desk staff and technicians know that DSRIP is more than an acronym? Does everyone in your organization understand DSRIP’s long-term goals and why you are doing these projects? Based on the latest results of…

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BH Crisis Solutions in Action

Creating new pathways to improve care. On March 15th, MHVC partners delivered two webinars that are part of the training action plan of the DSRIP Project 3.a.ii Cross-PPS Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Project (link here). The two consensus-based, best-practice behavioral health (BH) protocols developed by Hudson Valley partners were the subjects of separate webinars, one…

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Rapid Cycle Improvement for Mental Health “Firsts” in Rockland County

“Mental Health First Aid,” BH first responders, Nyack Hospital coordinate care. The words “rapid cycle improvement” have new meaning to those who participated in a groundbreaking project that has transformed crisis care in Rockland County. Nyack Hospital is a suburban hospital with an emergency department (ED) inundated with behavioral health (BH) visits that are difficult…

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Bringing MAX Back Home to MHVC

MAX partners share learning at ED care triage workshop. Key to MHVC’s approach to creating an integrated network is the principle of applying learning from one program to another and sharing learning between partners. On March 2nd, MHVC’s two Emergency Department (ED) super-utilizer focused Action Teams for the MAX Series Program — St. Luke’s Cornwall…

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Navigating through Uncertainty: Immigration and Use of Social Services

“Tremendous fear” reducing participation in the Hudson Valley. Many MHVC partners providing health care to migrant and immigrant communities are facing additional challenges to care as this patient population increasingly withdraws from services due to fears of deportation. “It is heartbreaking to hear that families are disenrolling from WIC, Medicaid, and other social service programs.”…

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MHVC Crisis Stabilization Project: January 2017 report on three PPS collaboration

The Crisis Stabilization Project (3.a.ii) within DSRIP is meant to provide readily accessible behavioral  health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate levels of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the patient’s crisis. MHVC held a Webinar on January 26th to share the Cross-PPS Crisis Stabilization Paper (recorded webinar can be found…

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MHVC Hudson Valley Career Page is “Live”

MHVC has created a jobs clearinghouse for providers to attract talent within the Hudson Valley area. The Hudson Valley Career page can be accessed via quick links through the MHVC partner portal and the soon to be relaunched MHVC web site. Network partners are encouraged to use the page to promote open integrated delivery system-related…

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