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in the news AT HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & BRADLEY HOSPITAL Ha s b ro C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s pi tal Primary Care Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care The Hasbro Children’s Pediatric Primary Care and Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic have received the National Committee for Quality Assur- ance Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition for using evidence- based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term patient relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care and patient experience and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships be- tween patients and their personal clini- cians. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care. NCQA standards align with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medi- cal Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Amer- ican Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. Ha s b ro C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s pi tal Good Night Lights Receives Myra Kraft Community MVP Award luncheon each year to show their ap- preciation for local volunteers. Good Night Lights is a local tradition that began when Brosnihan, a long-time hospital “resident cartoonist,” wanted to wish the children of Hasbro Children’s Hospital a good night as he rode home on his bicycle. From a spot near India Point Park, Steve paused to illuminate the headlight of his bicycle toward the hospital’s awaiting patients. The young patients’ excitement and appreciation led Steve to recruit local businesses to participate. Since then, res- taurants, hotels, Brown University, police departments and an assisted-living com- munity have joined in at 8:30 p.m. each night, making “Good Night Lights” one of area’s fastest-growing traditions. “Steve introduced our community to a very simple, yet powerful gesture in support of Hasbro Children’s Hospital patients. In a matter of just a few months it became a Rhode Island tradition. This nightly communication between the hospital and our neighbors in and around Providence is a high point of the day for many of our children and their families,” said Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The award ceremony took place at Gillette Stadium. On hand to congratulate the award winners were Patriots Chair- man and CEO Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation President Joshua Kraft, and Patriots and Pro Foot- ball Hall of Famer and Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett. Patriots players Tom Brady, Ju- lian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski also made a surprise appearance to congratu- late the winners. B r a dl e y H o s pital Mental Health First Aid Classes Offered to the Community Brad ley Hospita l a nd Gateway Healthcare introduce Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who has, or is developing, a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. The program seeks to build mental health literacy, helping the public iden- tify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Two classes are of- fered: Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Mental Health First Aid for Youth, which i s designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages twelve to eighteen. Mental Health First Aid teaches par- ticipants about risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, includ- Steve Brosnihan has been delighting Hasbro Children’s patients with his Good Night Lights project since December 2015. On Thursday, June 8, Steve Brosnihan received a Myra Kraft Community MVP award for Good Night Lights, an initia- tive he started at Hasbro Children’s Hos- pital. Brosnihan was among 26 local recipients and received a $5,000 grant for the hospital. Since 1998, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots have been celebrating those who give their time to help others. As part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foun- dation’s ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, the Kraft family hosts a special HEALTHY FAMILY l FALL/WINTER 2017    13