Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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Case Studies

Program Helps Norwegian American Hospital Provide Paths to Leadership

Sep 4, 2019
As physicians take on increasing levels of executive responsibility within hospitals, their skills need to evolve with their role. While caring for patients will always be paramount, other skills related to cross-functional collaboration, conflict resolution, managing to metrics and long-term strategy become equally important. Norwegian American Hospital, a 200-bed safety-net hospital in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, recognized this need within its organization and embarked on a professional development partnership with the American Hospital Association that will help it engage and develop physicians to build a pipeline of future leaders.
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AHA Value Initiative Members In Action: Montefiore Health System - The Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Feb 11, 2019
Montefiore Health System uses the Collaborative Care Model to better serve patients with significant medical and mental health conditions and socioeconomic challenges.
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Psychiatric Stabilization Unit – Billings Clinic

Jun 12, 2018
Billings Clinic | Billings, MT Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization and serves a wide region covering not only much of Montana, but also northern Wyoming and the
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Ray of Hope Behavioral Health Program - Cottage Hospital

Jun 5, 2018
Cottage Hospital | Woodsville, NH Founded more than 100 years ago, Cottage Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving a large region of New Hampshire and Vermont.
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Using Telehealth to Improve Access to Specialty Care - Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Feb 14, 2018
The organization's initial foray into virtual health care was the creation of a home telehealth service. "Health buddies" visit veterans in their homes to administer and record simple diagnostic information and communicate it back to providers. In 2011, Martinsburg's program grew with the introduction of video telehealth used for retinal imaging. Soon after implementing the retinal program, Martinsburg entered the realm of face-to-screen, real-time telehealth by adding tele-podiatry and tele-mental health services.
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Behavioral Health Integration - Livingston HealthCare

Feb 13, 2018
Livingston HealthCare | Livingston, MT Many rural counties are experiencing high rates of suicide, substance abuse, and other behavioral health issues, compounded by the fact that there i