Patients Come First
Patients Come First
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
The Patients Come First Podcast is presented by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Each episode will feature people in the health care community whose work is focused on enhancing patient experience, whether through direct care, medical research, or other efforts. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us Twitter @VirginiaHHA using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
Patients Come First Podcast - Dr. Art Kellerman
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Art Kellerman, Senior Vice President of VCU Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, for a conversation about his initial year with VCU Health, the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, health care staffing challenges, health equity issues, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Jan 11
24 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Dr. Jim Tucker
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Jim Tucker, Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the UVA School of Medicine, for a conversation about the work of Dr. Tucker and his colleagues who conduct scientific research into questions about whether human consciousness survives death, past life phenomena -- some of which is profiled in the Netflix series "Surviving Death" -- and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Jan 3
13 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Nicole Sperry
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features a conversation with Nicole Sperry, a mother whose 10-year-old daughter, Teresa, lost her life in September after a brief battle with COVID-19. During the conversation, Nicole Sperry speaks about her daughter, the circumstances surrounding her illness and her tragic passing, and her efforts to educate the public about the importance of vaccination. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Dec 13, 2021
32 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Kate Hardrick
On this special friends and family edition of the VHHA Patients Come First podcast, a member of our team interviews his fiancée, Kate Hardrick, RN, for a conversation about her perspective as a new nurse working on the coronary care unit at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, what drew her into nursing, and a segment with our spin on the Dating Game to see which of these two knows the other better. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Dec 7, 2021
20 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Sophie Chafin Vance
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Sophie Chafin Vance, the daughter of the late Virginia Senator Ben Chafin, who tragically succumbed to COVID-19 in 2021, for a conversation about her father, the illness that took his life, the impact on her family, and her advocacy in support of COVID-19 vaccines. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Dec 1, 2021
15 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Laurie Mayer
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Laurie Mayer, BSN, RN, the stroke program coordinator at Bon Secours Southside Medical Center, for a conversation about the hospital's "brain lane" to facilitate the rapid triage and scanning of patients suffering a stroke. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Nov 16, 2021
10 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Dr. Claude Louis
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Claude Louis, a primary care provider with Riverside Medical Group, for a conversation about his recently published children's book (https://tinyurl.com/uzva2t5c), his journey to Riverside from his native Haiti, the philanthropic (https://wiahaiti.org/) work he does to support his homeland, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Oct 26, 2021
17 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Marcelle Davis
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Marcelle Davis, DSL, the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at VCU Health, for a conversation about her work, the subject of inclusive workplaces, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Oct 20, 2021
14 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Dr. Omar Abubaker
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD, for a conversation about the positive impact of the adult Medicaid dental benefit, Virginia Dental Association efforts to encourage people with oral pain to visit the dentist rather than already strained hospitals, strategies to combat the opioid epidemic, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Oct 10, 2021
19 min
Patients Come First Podcast - Mohammad Baig
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Mohammad Baig, a licensed counselor and the owner and founder of Mohammad Baig LLC, a Stafford County-based mental health wellness and counseling practice, for a conversation about the pro bono mental health work he’s doing with Afghan refugees arriving in Virginia. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
Sep 27, 2021
11 min
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