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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 8 items )  

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Nebraska Hospital Improves Care With Pharmacist-Driven Stewardship
BETHESDA, Maryland, Jan. 11 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news: A pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program is helping Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska, dramatically cut Clostridioides difficile infections and improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Before the stewardship program was implemented, the hospital's general C. difficile infection diagnosis rate was 3.21 cases per 1,000 patient days, with a hospital-acquired C  more

Creation of UNMC Division of Allergy & Immunology Reflects Growing Demand
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 10 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: To reflect the growing demand for patient services in allergy and immunology, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine has created a Division of Allergy and Immunology, which will include four physicians/faculty members. The new division had previously been under the Department of Internal Medicine's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Me  more

Dr. Jeff Harrison Named Chair of UNMC Department of Family Medicine
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 9 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release on Jan. 8: Jeff Harrison, M.D. - a key figure in Nebraska family medicine for more than two decades - will be the new chair of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Family Medicine. The announcement was made today by Bradley Britigan, M.D., dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, following a national search to find a successor to Michael Sitorius, M.D., who is stepping down af  more

Foundation Source Names Charlie Tallard Managing Director for North Central Region
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Jan. 10 -- The Foundation Source issued the following news release: Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of support services to private foundations, announces its appointment of Charlie Tallard as Managing Director for its North Central Region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. In this role, Mr. Tallard works with financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, single- and multi-family offices,   more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Calls Out Nebraska Governor's Anti-Abortion Prayer Proclamation
MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan. 10 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is strongly objecting to a religiously inspired anti-abortion proclamation from the Nebraska governor calling for a "Statewide Day of Prayer to End Abortion." Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued the proclamation to mark Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The proclamation declares that it is "right and fitting that the citizens of the state of Nebraska are   more

Organization for Competitive Markets Condemns Latest GIPSA Rule Iteration
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Jan. 11 -- The Organization for Competitive Markets issued the following news release: On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Federal Register will publish a proposed rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). This rule aims to specify criteria the Secretary of Agriculture would consider when determining whether an undue or unreasonable preference or advantage has occurred in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act. Upon its  more

Record 15 States are Innovation Champions in New CTA Innovation Scorecard
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following news release: A record-breaking 15 states earned top honors as Innovation Champions - the nation's best states to start and build technology businesses - in the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)(R) 2020 U.S. Innovation Scorecard. The biennial Scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamps  more

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine to Host Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan. 20
OMAHA, Nebraska, Jan. 11 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: On Jan. 20, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine will once again honor the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a keynote presentation by Dell Gines, senior community development advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha branch. The celebration to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is inspired by his following famous quot  more