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Hospital Spotlight:
Palmer Lutheran Health Center

Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) that is affiliated with Gundersen Health System. Palmer Lutheran is involved with many community collaborative efforts and strives to improve patient care by working as a system. Click this link to view the entire story.

This Issue's "Takeaway" Resource

The latest CMS HEN Takeway document captures top strategies and evidence-based resources for partnering with patients and families.  Click this link to view the "Safety is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families - Actions you can start now" takeaway document. 

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Upcoming Events:

  • June 26, 2014: Procedural Harm - Blood Utlization and Stepping up to Reduce Falls webinar. Click this link to view event details.
  • July 8, 2014: Readmissions Re-Boot Camp webinar. Click this link to review event information and to register.
  • July 18, 2014: "Leadership - Followership" webinar from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Click this link to register and to learn more about the webinar.
  • August 1, 2014: "Brain Injury: The Family's Journey" conference for Families and Caregivers from 9:00am to 3:30pm. For more information and to register for this event click this link.
  • August 26, 2014: HEN Learning Community in Altoona at The Meadows Events & Conference Center.  Please contact Nancy at for more information!
  • August 27, 2014: IHC 11th Annual Conference "Moving Forward" at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Click this link to view an advertisement for the event.
  • September 27, 2014: "Taking Control of Your Diabetes Program" to be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. For more information click this link to view the brochure, and click this link to register for the event.

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NEW Recordings: 
William Peters Webcast: Quality Improvement Data at the Board Level

Brian Isetts Webcast: The National Call to Medication Safety

Next IHC What's Up Call for HEN Hospitals:

July 8, 2014
10:00 A.M.
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