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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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Join The DC Hospitals In Supporting Those Affected By Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

In the wake of the destruction caused by both Hurricane Harvey and Irma, many of the District’s hospitals have expressed an interest in working collectively with the Association on relief efforts.  To this end, DCHA has created several avenues for … more

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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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Predictive Scheduling Introduced in DC Council for Retail and Food Service Workers

Last week, Councilmembers Vincent Orange, Brianne Nadeau, Mary Cheh and Elissa Silverman introduced the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2015. This legislation would require chain restaurants and retailers to provide their employees with work schedules 21 days in advance of the first scheduled hour or shift. … more

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Pro Bono Legal Services: Improving Eligibility and Access to Care

The D.C. Chapter of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo) and the Legal Aid Society want to partner with hospitals and other stakeholders in the District to remove unnecessary obstacles while improving access to services for those experiencing financial and medical hardships. Representatives from each organization met this week at DCHA and … more

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Bowser reappoints Wayne M. Turnage to Department of Health Care Finance

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has reappointed Wayne M. Turnage as the Director of the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF). Mr. Turnage serves as the manager of the agency and the chief advocate for the annual legislative and agency budget priorities. He works closely … more

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DC Hospitals Show Progress in New CDC Healthcare-Associated Infection Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the annual National and State Healthcare-Associated Infection Progress Report on Wednesday, January 14th.  Across the country progress has been made in reducing harmful infections occurring within acute care hospitals. The progress report features … more

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reaches NICU Safety Milestone

On July 31th, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center celebrated two years without a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in its most vulnerable babies. Central line infections are one of the safety outcomes measures most … more

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Region’s First Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center recently received certification from the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Hospital Center joins 73 other medical centers nationwide in receiving this designation, which focuses on providing a high level of care for patients … more

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