Caring for the Caregiver Program Offered
Hospital Quality Institute, in partnership with BETA Healthcare Group, presents Care for the Caregiver, an online course providing first aid for the head and heart — not only for clinical workers, but anyone working in health care. This program is psychological first aid for those on the frontlines of the worldwide war with COVID-19 and is funded by the California Hospital Association, Hospital Council – Northern & Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California, and Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties.
Caring for Self in a Public Health Pandemic
On May 14, Rev. Ann Sidney Charlescraft, DMin, BCC, discussed self care for all health care professionals and staff, from housekeepers to physicians serving on the front lines. Rev. Charlescraft shared practical steps for caring for self during a public health pandemic as well as ways to strengthen resilience and encouragement among the health care team. GHA members can access a recording and materials here.
Recognizing and Responding to Compliance Risks in COVID-19 Regulatory Changes
On May 1, attorneys from Arnall Golden Gregory’s (AGG) health care practice discussed the top health care compliance risks inherent in federal and state regulatory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared guidance on how hospitals and health systems can reduce these risks while adapting to federal and state regulatory responses to aid in expanded patient care. GHA members can access the recording and materials.
Federal Funding Considerations and Data Capture – Loss of Revenue, Increased Costs, and Other Matters
Held on Friday, April 24 experts at Draffin Tucker, LLP, provided an overview of the federal funding options available under the CARES Act and the various uses of the funds based on the program parameters and guidelines. Items to track approaches to data gathering and documentation will be discussed, along with overviews of several tools for data capture. Click here for the recording. Click here for the follow up FAQ from the webinar.
Magnanimitas: Greatness of Spirit
On April 21, Super Bowl Champion Bill Curry shared an inspirational message with health care providers across Georgia about the unique power that each of us has within us to impact the world. GHA members can access a recording and materials here.
COVID -19: HR Considerations and CAREs Act Relief
On April 16, speakers from King & Spalding discussed the personnel and financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. They reviewed best practices for HR policies and gave an overview of the requirements and benefits established by the ADA, FFCRA, and CARES Act. GHA members can access a recording and materials here.
Expert Delivers Presentation on Governance in the Time of Coronavirus
On Wednesday, April 8, GHA hosted on an online educational webinar featuring renowned health care speaker and governance expert Jamie Orlikoff. More than 70 health care professionals registered for the free event titled, “Governance in the Time of Coronavirus.
This popular program addressed what governing boards should do now to help their executives, organizations, and themselves prepare for the immediate future of the pandemic. He outlined the unique issues and actions that boards should think about to help ensure that they and their organizations stay ahead of the pandemic leadership curve to prepare for unprecedented situations and challenges that are just around the corner.
Orlikoff also wrote the following article available for GHA members titled, “Governance in the Time of Coronavirus: Tips for Board Effectiveness During the Pandemic. If you would like to listen to a recording of this program, click here.
Accessing the $2 trillion Recovery Fund for COVID -19
On March 30 and 31, GHA hosted webinars with a team from Witt O’Brien’s on what hospital leaders should do to begin to plan for potential reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) related to COVID-19. The webinars featured key deadlines, documentation and what costs may be reimbursable. GHA members can access a recording and materials here. (Login required)
Facing Workforce Mental Well-being Challenges Amid COVID-19
Tuesday, April 28
Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, society was already dealing with near epidemic levels of stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. With COVID-19 creating unprecedented disruption in business worldwide, uncertainty and unpredictability are intensifying employee stress and impacting organizations' futures. The connection between employee and organizational wellbeing has never been more apparent — or more important.
The challenge of managing through sickness at work is heightened during these times. In today's reality, the fear of the unknown, compounding the already high levels of mental and emotional distress, may be an equal or more significant threat than the COVID-19 virus itself. Your people are your organization's greatest asset and their total wellbeing is at the center of your organization's success.
FEMA-4501-DR-GA (COVID-19) Applicant Briefing
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) held a call on April 6 for GHA members about eligible hospitals to the FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Request for Public Assistance program. This would help certain hospitals apply for federal relief dollars spend on the COVID response effort. Click here for the recording. (Login required)