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PRESS RELEASE: District Of Columbia Hospital Association Releases Its Vision For Expanding Access And Ensuring Sustainability Of The Health Care System On The City’s East End

Contact: Justin Palmer, Vice President, Government Relations (202)289-6212 jpalmer@dcha.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION RELEASES ITS VISION FOR EXPANDING ACCESS AND ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ON THE CITY’S EAST END October 16, 2017 Washington, … more

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DCHA Letter to the Mayor and City Council on UPLA 2016 B21-415

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District of Columbia Hospital Association Position Paper on Universal Paid Leave Act B21-415

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Upcoming ECRI Patient Safety Webinars

The ECRI Institute recently announced a series of upcoming webinars available to the District of Columbia’s hospitals. These one hour educational courses are free and are offered as part of the Department of Health’s Adverse Events Reporting contract with ECRI. Applications will be … more

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Louisiana Hospital Association Establishes Hospital Employee Assistance Fund

The flooding in south Louisiana has been devastating for many individuals, families and businesses. What was supposed to be just a summer storm, turned into a nightmare for many. Unlike a hurricane, there was no warning or time to prepare. … more

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District Government Adopts New Lead Testing Policy

On Tuesday, Deputy City Administrator Kevin Donahue announced that the Department of General Services will move to incorporate a 1 PPB (part-per-billion) action level for lead tests on drinking water sources in District of Columbia Public Schools and Department of … more

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Council Committee Moves Two Pieces of Legislation on Hours and Scheduling

Yesterday, the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs marked-up the Building Service Employees Minimum Work Week Act of 2016 and the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2016. The first bill would set a minimum number of hours for … more

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MedStar to Open the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital

On Thursday, a dedication ceremony was held for the Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital on the campus of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The hospital is a 164-bed state-of-the-art facility, which will be the cornerstone of the MedStar … more

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District Residents Shake Up Council

District residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the District of Columbia’s primary election. Both Councilmembers Jack Evans (Ward-2) and Brandon T. Todd (Ward-4) won their primaries with 83% and 49% of the vote respectively, while three … more

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DC Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

The DC Council gave unanimous initial approval to the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 on Tuesday. The bill will raise the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $15 by 2020. Under the legislation, the minimum wage will rise … more

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