DC Hospitals Improve State Rankings for HAI Measures

Os membros do DCHA criaram o Qualidade Colaborativa (QC) in the last quarter of 2017 to provide an advisory role to support District hospitals in their collective pursuit to become a recognized leader in high quality, safe and innovative patient care. The QC includes a core committee and workgroup structure to identify best practices and facilitate performance improvement activities. The QC is proud to announce that DC hospitals, through the leadership and collaboration of the Infectious Disease/ Infection Prevention (IDIP) Committee, have improved their state rankings significantly in three healthcare-associated infection (HAI) measures.

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DCHA’s Vision for Expanding Access and Ensuring Sustainability of the Health Care System on the City’s East End

The District of Columbia Hospital Association released a position paper outlining its vision for a health care system on the city’s East End. The document outlines our views and highlights the aspects we believe are critical to making health services for residents of Wards 7 & 8 sustainable. We have been very clear that a new acute care facility is not the cure all for the health system on the East End. The solution must encompass a hub model where specialists, primary care doctors, acute and sub-acute services work in concert to ensure that the system is all encompassing.

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Infographic: Say This, Not That When Discussing Opioid or Substance Use Disorders

Words are powerful. They can contribute to stigma and create barriers to accessing effective treatment. Use first-person language and focus on the person, not the disorder.  Here’s a helpful tool to use when discussing opioid or other substance use disorders.

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Infographic: Hospital Investment Report

DC Hospitals Deliver More Than Medicine
DC hospitals are a driving force in community and economic development for the District of Columbia and beyond. Download and share this infographic to promote the benefits of hospitals-beyond just delivering medicine and care. The investment report highlights DC hospital contributions to uncompensated care, charity care, bad debt, community improvement projects, health professionals education, capital improvement projects, payroll and benefits and more.

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One Organ Donor Can Save Up to Eight Lives

One Organ Donor Can Save Up to Eight Lives
Organ, eye and tissue donation is one of the most generous and incredible acts that a person can do. It can have such a positive and profound impact on not only the people whose lives are saved, but their families, friends and communities. So, it’s important to know the process and understand how it works. Just last year, more than 35,000 patients were helped thanks to benevolent donors in the Metro DC area.

Please feel free use and share the infographic and social media graphics about the organ donor process. If you need other graphics, contact Jen Hirt.

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2020 Patient Safety & Quality Awards

DC hospitals work every day to deliver compassionate, quality and safe patient care. DCHA is honored to highlight the incredible work of our member hospitals and their champions through a generous contribution from Ascension. DCHA will present awards to one clinical professional and one non-clinical professional who demonstrate a commitment to delivering better outcomes, driving improvement, strengthening care and engaging stakeholders. Awards will be presented at DCHA’s Patient Safety & Quality Summit on June 4.
Each winner receives $2,500. Deadine is April 17.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week and DCHA salutes DC hospitals for keeping patients safe and our communities healthy.

The Joint Commission Suspends All Regular Surveying

The Joint Commission announced yesterday, March 16, that in light of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency regarding COVID-19, they will not interfere with the work of hospitals to prepare and care for patients during this pandemic. The Joint Commission is suspending all regular surveying beginning March 16, 2020. At this time, the Commission does not have an anticipated restart date. All postponed survey events will occur once normal operations resume. If any organizations go past their accreditation due date, accreditation will be extended without disruption to their accreditation status. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has assured that Medicare payment status also will not be affected.

Centro de Recursos COVID-19

Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center daily as new resources, tools, guidance infographics and alerts are added throughout the day. Here’s a sampling of the resources you can find for health care providers, patients, caregivers and the general public.

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Para prestadores de cuidados de saúde

  • Orientação para Restrições de Visitantes Hospitalares
  • Critérios de retorno ao trabalho para profissionais de saúde com COVID-19 confirmado ou suspeito
  • COVID-19 Test Pricing
  • Waivers for Health Care Practitioners and Facilities: Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, Permits and Fees
  • AHA Letter to Surgeon General Regarding Elective Surgeries and COVID-19
  • Update on Testing and PPE Recommendations
  • Public Notice to COVID-19 Medicaid Providers
  • Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications
  • Diretrizes de saúde do DC para provedores
  • ASPR Healthcare Prepardeness Checklist and Planning Tool
  • Orientação para avaliação de risco e gestão de saúde pública de profissionais de saúde com exposição potencial em um ambiente de saúde a pacientes com COVID-19
  • CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities
  • CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
  • Lista de Verificação de Preparação Hospitalar
  • Lista de verificação de preparação dos profissionais de saúde

For Patients & Caregivers
CareFirst Announcement of New Coverage
Perguntas frequentes sobre COVID-19 do beneficiário do Medicaid
Benefícios das seguradoras DC Health Link
Fui exposto ao COVID-19?
Pare o estigma
Produtos de combate ao COVID-19

Informações gerais
Social Distancing Guidance
Locais de Refeição para Estudantes
Locais de Refeição para Idosos
Fui exposto ao COVID-19?
District Government Preparations for COVID-19
COVID-19 Situation Summary
CDC Guidelines
perguntas frequentes
Fact Sheet

Recursos de comunicação
Pontos de discussão
Caçadores de mitos COVID-19
Recursos de comunicação gratuitos

We Are Proud of Our Nurses Who Work at DC Hospitals!

Dear Nurses,
You are dedicated.
You care.
You make a difference.
We honor you.


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