April 05, 2017
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations, announced March 3 that it is now Common Ground Health. The Rochester, N.Y. based nonprofit is rebranding to better reflect its mission to help our region find common ground on health issues.
May 25, 2017
Kathryn H. Bowles, Ph.D., a top nursing professor from Pennsylvania, is among the speakers at an event that will discuss reducing readmissions using discharge planning and technology. The June 2 event will also explore how to attract and retain a skilled healthcare workforce.
May 25, 2017
The stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse prevents many people from receiving treatment, said leaders at the Faith and Medicine Conference April 29.
May 25, 2017
From MACRA and MIPS to SIM and SHIP, federal and state programs have made the primary care landscape more complex than ever before. That’s where our expert consultants can help. Common Ground Health can provide no-cost assistance to practices looking to participate in the state’s Advanced Primary Care model or prepare for new quality reporting requirements.
May 16, 2017 - F.F. Thompson Hospital will buy Canandaigua Medical Group in a deal cementing a long-standing relationship. Albert Blankley, Common Ground Health's director of research and analytics, said the deal is an example of health systems buying practices to help the medical groups achieve economies of scale.
May 3, 2017 - Representatives from seven area colleges that are either smoke-free or are moving in that direction gathered at RIT to celebrate tobacco-free policies. The Million Hearts High Blood Pressure Collaborative Steering Committee, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Health Care Initiative, the Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County, and the American Heart Association, hosted the event.
We bring together decision makers from across the community to discuss regional health challenges and build consensus around solutions.
We help medical practices embrace a team approach to care, a new model that improves outcomes, lowers costs and increases patient and doctor satisfaction.
Working with parents, government officials and school staff, our Healthi Kids Coalition is helping to improve lunchroom nutrition, create safer play spaces and increase physical activity during the school day.
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