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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 … more

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DCHA Patient Safety Summit, Back to Basics: Creating a Community Culture of Patient Safety

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 … 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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Jacqueline D. Bowens Named New President and CEO of DCHA

Jacqueline D. Bowens will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA).  The announcement was made today by DCHA Board Chairman, Richard (“Chip”) Davis, Ph.D., President/CEO at Sibley Memorial Hospital. “The DCHA … more

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Medicare Makes Changes to Beneficiary and Family Center Care QIO

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently restructured the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program in order to enhance the quality of services to Medicare beneficiaries. KEPRO, the new Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO for the District of Columbia, will strive … 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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2016 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET NEW DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

The District of Columbia Hospital Association’s 2016 Annual Awards Banquet has been moved to Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The Annual Awards Banquet is a celebration of the District’s hospitals and their employees. Over 400 members of … more

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DCHA Partners with NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions to Offer Coding Webinars

The District of Columbia Hospital Association is once again partnering with New Jersey Hospital Association Healthcare Business Solutions to offer coding webinars to assist coders with complex issues. The series, entitled “Use the Force – To Defeat Coding Challenges,” will … more

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Department of Justice Sues to Block Insurance Mergers

Saying the proposed deal would “lead to higher health-insurance prices, reduced benefits, less innovation, and worse service” for consumers, the Department of Justice yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court to block Aetna’s acquisition of Humana. DOJ also took action … more

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