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Mayor Announces Increased Special Police Officer Training Requirements

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier, and Director of the Department of Consumer of Regulatory Affairs Melinda Bolling announced proposed changes to the training requirements for all commissioned special police officers (SPOs) … more

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DCHA Annual Award Nominations Close Soon!

DCHA is seeking nominations for the 2016 Awards to be given at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet on October 11, 2016 at the Washington Hilton. The DCHA awards are among the most prestigious health care awards given in the District. … more

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Metro Announces Final SafeTrack Plan

Yesterday, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today publicly released the final SafeTrack plan, which is a comprehensive maintenance effort that aims to fit three years of work into about one year. The plan expands maintenance time on weekends, weeknights and midday hours and includes … more

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WMATA Issues Draft SafeTrack Plan

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today released SafeTrack, an expanded track work plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Under the plan, Metrorail will close on the weekends at midnight beginning June 3rd and maintenance crews will begin working at 8PM … more

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New Medicaid Guidance Issued on Justice Involved Americans

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strengthened access to health care for individuals transitioning from incarceration back to their communities. New Medicaid guidance released today updates decades-old policy and clarifies that individuals who are currently on … more

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DCHA Members Testify on the Department of Health Care Finance’s Budget

On Wednesday, representatives of the District of Columbia Hospital Association testified in support of the Mayor’s proposed $3 billion budget for the Department of Health Care Finance. Barry Wolfman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The George Washington University Hospital and … more

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DCHA Members Testify on the District’s Department of Health Budget

On Tuesday, representatives of the District of Columbia Hospital Association testified in support of the Mayor’s proposed $287 million budget for the Department of Health. Dr. Richard O. Davis, President of Sibley Memorial Hospital and Chair of the DCHA Board of … more

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DCHA Members Testify on the District’s Behavioral Health Budget

On Wednesday, representatives of the District of Columbia Hospital Association testified in support of the Mayor’s proposed $273 million budget for the Department of Behavioral Health. Charles Baumgardner, CEO & Managing Director of the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Dr. Bruno Petinaux, Interim Medical … more

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Hospitals Request CMS to Postpone Flawed Star Ratings

Four leading organizations representing the nation’s hospitals (American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals and the Federation of American Hospitals) sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week expressing a significant concern about the … more

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2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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