The Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State has debuted its new website, www.SuburbanHospitalAlliance.org, according to a news release from the group, which serves as a voice for nonprofit and public hospitals throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island.
The alliance is a consortium of 51 hospitals that advocates for better healthcare policy for those living and working in the nine counties north and east of New York City, according to the release. The groups website posts news and position papers related to a wide range of hospital and health policy topics, including workforce needs, regional planning and reimbursement issues.
The Suburban Hospital Alliance ensures that the specific concerns of suburban hospitals from the Hudson Valley region and Long Island are heard in Albany and Washington, D.C., Kevin Dahill, president and CEO of SHANYS, said in the release. Issues related to workforce, managed care, patient safety, capital financing, medical malpractice and reimbursement dominate our agenda, and these concerns differ in subtle as well as more significant ways from these same and other issues facing rural and urban areas.
SHANYS has advanced positive legislation and regulatory reforms to enhance patient/provider transparency and safety, consumer protections for the commercially insured, and reasonable workforce guidelines, according to the release.
The alliance informally was founded in 2006 by the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, according to the release.
In 2012, NorMet and NSHC solidified their advocacy efforts and formally launched SHANYS.
NSHC represents hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and NorMet represents hospitals in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Dutchess and Ulster counties in the Hudson Valley.