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Patient Safety & Quality Poster Competition is Open

Calling all health care professionals for DCHA’s Patient Safety and Quality Poster Competition. The Patient Safety & Quality Poster Competition is organized to encourage hospitals and health care providers to present their original work. All winning abstracts will be presented during the annual Patient Safety & Quality Summit on November 14, 2023. Purpose:  The purpose of […]

DC Hospitals Are Removing Barriers to Substance Use Treatment Through Community Collaboration

Peer recovery and outreach coaches from five District hospitals gathered for an in-person meeting at Unity Health Care, a community health center, on September 9. The group met to discuss strategies for eliminating barriers and increasing community support for patients entering substance use treatment programs. For the peers, having a strong relationship with community partners […]

DCHA Patient Safety Summit

On Tuesday, June 20th, the District of Columbia Hospital Association held its inaugural Patient Safety Summit, Back to Basics: Creating a Community Culture of Safety at the Milken Institute School of Public Health on the campus of The George Washington University.  The event was an overwhelming success.  With over 150 registrants and a robust and […]

Member Profile: Denise Boehm, RN

Meet Your ONE-DC President, Denise Boehm, RN Ms. Denise Boehm was named Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive in September 2017. She previously served as Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the Louis A. Johnson VA Healthcare System in Clarksburg, West Virginia. from 2012 to 2017. Prior to her roles in […]

ONE-DC: Who We Are

ONE DC is a non-profit organization consisting of nurse leaders and nurses aspiring to be leaders. This includes nurses from all settings and specialties, who hold positions as nurse executives, administrators, nurse managers, nurse educators, nursing quality managers, nursing staff leaders and researchers from across the District of Columbia. The organization addresses the nursing workforce, […]

PRESS RELEASE: DCHA Releases 2016 Hospital Utilization Indicators Report

Today, the District of Columbia Hospital Association released their 2016 Hospital Utilization Indicators Report.  This report provides comparative data on health care facility utilization in the District of Columbia, data is self-reported by the individual facilities in the Monthly Utilization Survey managed by the Association.  Data from the 2016 report does not include the D.C. Veterans Affairs […]

DCHA Welcomes New Chair of Board of Directors, Kimberly Russo, MS, The George Washington University Hospital

On November 9th, the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s Board of Directors elected Kimberly Russo, MS, Chief Executive Officer of The George Washington University Hospital as Chair of the Board, effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Russo has been in her role as CEO of The GWU hospital since May 2016, prior to which, she served as Chief […]

DCHA Now Participating in Sugary Beverage Healthier Hospitals Initiative with DOH

Chronic diseases are a serious problem for District of Columbia residents and health care providers.  With residents’ rates of obesity and diabetes at a critical high (Obesity: Adults 22%, High School Students 15%, Diabetes: 8.5%, At-Risk for Diabetes 6.55%), the linkage between sugar consumption and chronic disease can no longer be ignored.  Reduction and elimination of sugary beverages, […]

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