RHP 12 Learning Collaborative-Sept 2015

The RHP 12 Regional Learning Collaborative Event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23rd. The event will again take place in the McInturff Conference Center in Lubbock, Texas. Below you will find all of the information you need for registration, a tentative agenda, and poster presentations details.

-        Please Register Today. With the change in date for our event from August to September the Overton is unable to offer us discounted room rates. We are working to secure a discounted rate at another hotel and will send that information as soon as it is available.

-        Here is the Tentative Agenda.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 am. Please note this is a tentative agenda but one thing that will not change is that Registration and Breakfast will begin and be offered between 8:00-8:45 am.

-        Poster Presentations- We look forward to seeing many poster submissions. If you haven’t yet presented a poster of your project we would love for you to share at this event, please consider signing up.  We are again offering two poster options: “Template” style or “Freestyle”. Template style we design, create and print the poster for you. Freestyle you design, create and bring your poster to the event.

      • Please be prepared to stand by your poster during the poster breakout sessions
      • Please practice presenting your poster
      • Bring plenty of business cards
      • Easels will be provided for your posters. If you need anything besides an easel to display your poster please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Template Style

    • Please complete the questionnaire/template with the information to be presented on your poster.
    • Send your questionnaire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than September 9, 2015.
    • UMC will take your information from the questionnaire/template you provide and will prepare your poster
    • Poster will be printed by UMC
    • Poster will be ready for display the day of the event


    • Here are some useful tips for preparing your posters
    • Be creative!
    • Present your project in your own style.
    • Please reference the questionnaire/template as your prepare your poster.
    • Bring your poster to Sandy James once you arrive at the even

For directions to the Event:  Lubbock Map and a map to the McInturff Conference Center once you arrive on campus.

We look forward to seeing you in September. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who joined our anchor team as our Learning Collaborative Coordinator. She will organize all LC events, material, etc. for our region.

July Monthly Status Call

The monthly status call is now posted.  To access this call or any other call click here.  The call covered the upcoming learning collaborative events, DSRIP in Action: Childress and the RHP 12 Learning Collaborative.   The call also highlight the ongoing CAT-3 compliance monitoring, discussion about the public meetings/webinar related to waiver renewal process, and updates about the Statewide Learning Collaborative in Austin on Aug. 27 & 28.  

Waiver Renewal Webinar

HHSC held a webinar to discuss renewal of the 1115 waiver on July 23, 2015.  To view the webinar click here.  

DSRIP in Action: Childress

Please join us for our second DSRIP in Action Event.  The event will be held on August 12, 2015 at the Childress Regional Medical Center (901 US 83, Childress, TX  79201). 

Agenda for DSRIP in Action

 10:00 am -10:15 am      Welcome and Introduction

10:15 am -11:00 am       Project Highlight (Palliative Care)

11:00 am -11:30 am       Forum Discussion about Project

11:30 am -12:30 pm       Networking Lunch (Lunch will be provided)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm       Regional DSRIP Discussion (Regionally and across the state)

Project Overview:

Provider Overview:  Childress Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed hospital located in the city of Childress, Texas.  The hospital is the primary healthcare provider for 30,000 residents in a 5 county area of the southeastern Texas panhandle; all 5 counties are HPSA designated.

Project Description:  The palliative care team brings an interdisciplinary approach to care for patients.  Physicians bring expert skills in management of pain and other symptoms for patients as the end of life nears. They help families navigate decision making with regard to appropriate goals of care based on the individual prognosis for each patient.  This process educates patients about their individual prognosis and potentially assists in transitions to Hospice programs where appropriate.

Our palliative care program provides services to patients who are nearing end of life as well as to patients who aren’t yet home bound (home health criteria) and aren’t yet terminal (hospice criteria).  The target population is all patients who fall into either of those two groups: patients receiving cancer treatment and ER patients who might benefit from the program as well as all patients undergoing treatment for terminal illness, patients being treated for chronic conditions in poor control, and patients whose quality of life have deteriorated due to illness.  

If you are interested in attending please sign up here.

HHSC Waiver Renewal Page: Opportunity for Public Comment

HHSC has updated their Waiver Renewal webpage to include the 1115 Waiver Extension Application Draft with supporting documents.HHSC will be taking comments on this draft document during July at the statewide public meetings. HHSC will post a survey link on the Waiver Renewal website for stakeholders to provide feedback and comments on the waiver extension draft. 

Documents available on the HHSC website include: 

As a reminder the public meeting in RHP 12 will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Region 16-Educational Services Center (5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX  79109).  The meeting will start at 1:00 PM in the Lecture Hall.  

Public Comments on the waiver extension application can be made by 

  • Attending a public meeting 
  • Registering for the webinar (July 23, 2015- 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or mail:

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