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April 9, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with VHHA Emergency Preparedness Director Kelly Parker. During the conversation, Parker discusses her professional path to health care and emergency preparedness work, the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19, and the critical role of Virginia hospitals and health system in confronting this global pandemic. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/virginiahha/) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
April 1, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Jay Pham, a 34-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, married father of five, and fourth-year medical student at the VCU School of Medicine who recently learned he will be staying at VCU Health for his radiology residency. During the conversation, Pham discusses his path to medicine, his family, and what inspired his interest in radiology. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
March 26, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Hilary Tackett, RN, a nurse at VCU Community Memorial Hospital and a past recipient of the VHHA Virginians Speak Up For Safety Award. During the conversation, Tackett discusses the patient intervention for which she was honored and her winding path to nursing. Send questions, comments or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
March 19, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Matteo Lambert, a young runner who has completed more than 120 miles worth of races to raise more than $65,000 to benefit young cancer patients. During the conversation, Lambert discusses his mission and work as the founder and Chief Happiness Officer of the philanthropic Off the Charts Club (offthechartsclub.org/). Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst) hashtag.
March 12, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Rosemary Trible, who channeled personal experience as an assault survivor into action as the founder of Fear 2 Freedom (fear2freedom.org/), a non-profit group that works with sexual assault survivors and educates students and communities about sexual violence. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
March 5, 2020
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Amy Black, a Richmond-area tattoo artist and entrepreneur who provides anatomically realistic-looking skin art for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy procedures and breast reconstruction surgery. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst) hashtag.
February 27, 2020
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with John P. Mugler III, PhD, Medical Imaging Research Director at the University of Virginia. During the conversation, Mugler discusses technological advances in magnetic resonance imaging he helped develop that resulted in his induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
February 20, 2020
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Denetra Hampton, a nurse and U.S. Navy veteran who produced a documentary film about a little-known chapter of history involving African American nurses in the 1920s involved in treating tuberculosis patients. During the conversation, Hampton discusses her film – Black Angels: A Nurse’s Story – and the process of discovering the story that inspired it. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
February 12, 2020
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast is an installment of the "Capitol Report" limited edition spin-off series featuring an interview with VHHA Senior Vice President and General Counsel R. Brent Rawlings. During the conversation, Rawlings discusses health care policy issues pending in the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session, the sometimes hectic legislative process, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst) hashtag.
February 5, 2020
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Lilian Peake, MD, MPH. During the conversation, Dr. Peake discusses the work of epidemiology and the fight against infectious diseases, including the current coronavirus threat. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
February 5, 2020
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Lilian Peake, MD, MPH. During the conversation, Dr. Peake discusses the work of epidemiology and the fight against infectious diseases, including the current coronavirus threat. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
January 29, 2020
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast is an installment of "Capitol Report," a limited edition spin-off series focusing on the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session. This episode features VHHA Advocacy Team members Dave Nutter and Mary Margaret Whipple, who previously served in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate, respectively. During the conversation, our guests discuss their career highlights, their current advocacy work, and more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst) hashtag.
January 16, 2020
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast is an installment of the “Capitol Report” limited edition spin-off series that will highlight health care policy happenings during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond. It features an interview with Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth). During the conversation, Senator Lucas discusses her trailblazing legislative career and her recent selection as the first African American person and first woman to serve as President Pro Tempore in the Virginia Senate. Send questions, comments or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
January 8, 2020
This episode of the Patients Come First is the first installment of the "Capitol Report" limited edition spinoff series that will highlight health care policy happenings during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond. It features an interview with VHHA Vice President of Government Advocacy Julie Dime. During the conversation, Dime discusses some of the history-making developments occurring on the session's opening day and previews the agenda for what looks to be an action-packed two months of legislating. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com ( pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
December 11, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Sentara Healthcare Chief Diversity Officer Dana Beckton and Director of Health Equity Iris Lundy. During the conversation, Beckton and Lundy discuss issues around equity, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to health care delivery and outcomes. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
November 20, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) Chief Executive Officer Chip Decker. During the conversation, Decker discusses the data-informed approach RAA uses to deploy emergency vehicles and personnel to rapidly respond to calls for help, and other community-focused work done by the organization. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
November 5, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. During the conversation, Mayor Stoney discusses efforts, initiatives, and programs in the City of Richmond focused on improving health and wellness. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.
October 23, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Beach resident Tom Stahl, a career educator who has been regularly donating blood for 40 years. During the conversation, Stahl discusses his long-running practice of donating blood and the origins of his prodigious platelet philanthropy. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
October 9, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Juanita Prada, a childhood cancer survivor who now volunteers with pediatric patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. During the conversation, Prada discusses her past illness, road to recovery, hospital volunteer work, and future professional plans. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
September 24, 2019
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Michael Hooper, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and VHHA Center for Healthcare Excellence Performance Improvement Director Joyce Dayvault, RN. During the conversation, our guests discuss innovative work occurring at Sentara to identify patients who may be at risk for developing sepsis, and broader health care efforts to reduce patient harm in conjunction with Sepsis Awareness Month. Please send podcast questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
September 9, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Bonnie Price, DNP, of the Bon Secours Virginia Health System forensic nursing program. During the conversation, Price discusses the clinical work of forensic nurses who provide treatment and document the injuries of patients who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, as well as the upcoming Oct. 27 “Wine Women & Shoes” (https://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/richmond/) fundraising event in Short Pump to support the Bon Secours forensic nursing program. Please send podcast questions, comments, feedback, or suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 21, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features a conversation about Breast Feeding Awareness month with Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan and Southside Regional Medical Center Dr. Daphne Bazile-Harrison. The conversation covers recent breastfeeding friendly Virginia laws, the health benefits breastfeeding for moms and babies, and information about breastfeeding and lactation support for new moms. Please send podcast questions, comments, feedback, or suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 6, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Jennifer Lee, Director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). During the conversation, Dr. Lee discusses the success of Medicaid expansion enrollment and its benefits to patients as well as ongoing work to improve substance abuse and behavioral treatment service access for Medicaid beneficiaries. Learn more about new coverage eligibility and enrollment at CoverVa.org (http://www.coverva.org/). Please send podcast questions, comments, feedback, or suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
August 6, 2019
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Kevin De Liban (http://www.kevindeliban.com), a staff attorney with Legal Aid of Arkansas who was part of the successful litigation that overturned work rules for Medicaid enrollees in Arkansas. De Liban moonlights as the “legal lyricist,” a hip-hop artist whose song subject matter includes some of the issues he works on as a litigator. During the conversation, De Liban discusses his work, his music, and next steps in the legal battle over work rules for Medicaid enrollees. Sends questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
July 11, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with two Carilion Clinic team members who have helped patients working towards recovery from addiction. During the conversation, nursing unit director Tammy Mitchell, RN, MSN, and Erin Casey, team leader for Carilion’s Peer Recovery Support Program, discuss their work and how it’s helped patients and improved staff morale on what’s know as the “Hope Floor” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Sends questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
June 13, 2019
This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Vimal Mishra, the Medical Director of Telehealth at VCU Health System. During the conversation, Dr. Mishra discusses his work with the Virginia Opioid Addiction Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) project, a virtual network of health care experts and providers tackling the opioid crisis across Virginia. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
May 23, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Bryan Sauer, a gastroenterologist with UVA Health System. During the conversation, Dr. Sauer discusses his recent medical mission trip to a remote area of Guatemala to provide endoscopy examinations and treatment to local patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to those services. As part of this ongoing mission work, Dr. Sauer helped secure valuable medical equipment for the Hospitalito Atitlán (https://hospitalitoatitlan.org/) and worked with local staff to provide treatment to the Mayan population the hospital serves. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
May 14, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Lindsey Bierle, a first-year resident at Carilion Clinic. During the conversation, Dr. Bierle discusses her work to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screenings. Her focus on this issue is inspired by her father, a physician whose life was cut short by the disease. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
April 24, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Rishi Manchanda, the Founder and President of Health Begins (http://www.healthbegins.org/). During the conversation, Dr. Manchanda discusses his work with disadvantaged populations and his focus on addressing social determinants of health to improve population health. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
March 27, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Wendy Welch, the Medical Director with the Virginia Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program (HPMP). During the conversation, Dr. Welch, a professor and practicing psychiatrist with VCU Health, discusses the HPMP, a state program under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Health Professions whose mission is to help doctors and other providers struggling with personal issues to resolve those challenges and resume their clinical careers. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
March 14, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Mark Whiting, Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services' Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program, and Julie Selvey, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Operations and Education with Bon Secours Virginia Health System. During the conversation, Whiting discusses the origin and evolution of the MMAC program that helps military veterans with health care training transition into civilian health care jobs after completing their service, and Selvey share insight about how veterans who have come through the program are working in clinical roles at Bon Secours. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
February 14, 2019
The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Jose Oberholzer, MD, a transplant surgeon at UVA Health System, and Joshua Grant, a dialysis patient who is distributing bumper stickers and business cards to find a suitable kidney donor. During the conversation, Dr. Oberholzer dispels common myths about organ donation, and Grant tells us how he is managing everyday life and treatment as he searches for a donor match. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
January 24, 2019
The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Larry Istrail, MD, a physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital who started a coffee company in his spare time. During the conversation, Dr. Istrail discusses his bean-based business, Pheo Coffee (http://www.pheocoffee.com/), and its mission to use profits to fund health care for needy patients in foreign countries. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
December 20, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features Sherry Kolb, RN, the President of Qualivis, a health care workforce solutions and staffing organization based in South Carolina. During the conversation, Kolb discusses her background in nursing, provides an overview of Qualivis, discusses health care staffing challenges on the horizon, and much more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
November 27, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Frank "Dr. C. Nile" Ringquist and Mary "Nurse Sunflower" Ringquist, a clown couple who volunteer at Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital to help bring smiles and laughter to patients and staff alike. Our clown guests tell us about what it takes to be a clown and much more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
November 14, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Lee Jensen, MD, of the UVA Stroke Center team, and military veteran Bob Abbott, who are linked by their roles in helping a grandmother who suffered a stroke earlier this year. Abbott spotted the woman as she experienced the stroke in public, rushed to her side, and called for emergency responders. Dr. Jensen was involved in treating the woman when she was transported to the hospital. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
October 30, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Health and Human Resources Secretary Dr. Daniel Carey, MD. During the conversation, Dr. Carey discusses his military background, his medical career, the work he is doing as Health Secretary to get more adults enrolled in new health care coverage in Virginia, and the increasing focus on population health in the Commonwealth. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fvirginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
October 16, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Alan Hardwick, a National Business Development Executive with Cordant Health Solutions (cordantsolutions.com (http://cordantsolutions.com/)). Hardwick discusses his career, the innovative laboratory service and pharmacy solutions work done by Cordant and how it helps health care providers combat the opioid epidemic, and how that work is personal to him because he lost a brother to a drug overdose. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fvirginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
October 4, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Lorraine Roblin, RN, a recently retired nurse from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Nurse Roblin shares stories from her 29 years in the ICU and discusses her selection as the 2018 recipient of the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Nurse Exemplar Award. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fvirginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
September 19, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. S. Hughes Melton, MD, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). Dr. Melton discusses his background in health care and addiction treatment, the work DBHDS is doing to help enhance treatment services to meet patients' mental health care needs, and efforts to respond to the opioid epidemic. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 8, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver about his focus on population health, a mid-career decision to attend medical school in his 40s, his work treating Native people in a small Alaskan village, his role with the Commonwealth, and much more. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fvirginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
August 3, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with VHHA Vice President of Data and Analytics David Vaamonde, who discusses his passion for leveraging big data and data visualization to derive insights that can help support hospitals and health systems in their efforts to improve operational performance. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fvirginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
May 25, 2018
This special episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Gov. Northam discusses how his background in health care informs the way he governs, his work in Germany during Operation Desert Storm, and some insight into his first few months as Governor. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
May 4, 2018
In celebration of National Hospital Week 2018 (May 6-12), this episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack. Pollack shares insights about the origins of Hospital Week, emerging trends in health care, policy challenges, opportunities to improve how hospitals serve patients, and his own experiences witnessing family members receive hospital care. Please send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
April 3, 2018
This pint-sized episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Wes Blankenship, a regional medical liaison for a major pharmaceutical company. Blankenship shares some insights on the sustainability of health care organizations as a preview to his keynote remarks at the VHHA Annual Conference (April 25-27, 2018) in Williamsburg, VA. Register for the conference here: www.vhha.com/programs/ (http://www.vhha.com/programs/). Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/virginiahha (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha)) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
March 28, 2018
This pint sized episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with futurist Matt Thornhill of the Institute for Tomorrow. Thornhill shares insights about the health care work force of the future as a preview to his keynote remarks at the VHHA Annual Conference (April 25-27, 2018) in Williamsburg, VA. Register for the conference here: www.vhha.com/programs/ (https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vhha.com%2Fprograms%2F). Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/virginiahha) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst (https://soundcloud.com/tags/PatientsComeFirst).
January 25, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast highlights positive news coverage from far and wide of a statewide poll showing that 83 percent of Virginia voters support increased health care access for low-income, uninsured Virginians. The poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a well-known and respected Republican research firm, reveals that support for health care is strong statewide, that people in every region of Virginia are supportive, and that Republicans, Independents, and Democrats all strongly favor the idea. The poll results have attracted attention from national news outlets, newspapers across Virginia, radio and TV newscasts, and online publications that cater to Republican and Democratic readers. Listen for a small sample of what people are saying about these eye-opening poll numbers. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
December 19, 2017
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Stephanie Stephens, a palliative care physician with VCU Health and the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. Dr. Stephens shares insights about the importance of palliative care in providing comfort to patients, including those facing terminal diagnosis, and highlights some of the innovative approaches (such as pet therapy) used to help comfort patients. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
September 14, 2017
The tenth episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Tasha Broadhurst and Lauren Granfield who work in nutrition services at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va. Broadhurst and Granfield share insights about the importance of proper nutrition and how the function of providing meals to patients is such an essential part of hospital operations and making patients feel comforted and welcome. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 31, 2017
The ninth episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Hassan Tabandeh, a cardiologist with Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County. Dr. Tabandeh shares insights about the importance of heart health, important factors that can help keep patients healthy, and shares how a family episode from his own past focused his attention on cardiovascular disease. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 16, 2017
The eighth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Jonathan Bartels, a palliative care liaison nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center, about his development of the "power of the pause" (http://uvamagazine.org/articles/the_pause) technique whereby clinical workers in an emergency department collectively take a moment to pause and reflect on the passing of a patient who cannot be revived. This method, which shows respect for the person and can have emotional benefits for hospital staff in the ER setting, has been adopted by other nursing education programs and is now being taught in several medical education programs across the nation. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
August 2, 2017
The seventh episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Allison Jackson, PhD, a licensed clinical social worker and the CEO of Integration Solutions Inc., about her work with the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF) to present a learning series about trauma-informed care practices in health care settings to assist children, and families, who have endured adverse childhood experiences. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst. You can also keep with VHREF on Twitter @VirginiaHREF (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHREF)
July 20, 2017
The sixth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Rita Wade, RN, the orthopedic patient navigator at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, about her work helping patients in physical rehabilitation and Sentara's car transfer simulator. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
July 6, 2017
The fifth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National Medical Center, about his decades as a surgeon, the lessons he's learned in his medical career, and his new book: "Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine." Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
June 15, 2017
The fourth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Nurse Dana Hubbard, assistant nurse director for The Center for Heart & Vascular Care at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, about her clinical work, her love of goats, and how being a patient in treatment herself shapes how Hubbard works with patients today. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
May 31, 2017
The third episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. John M. McCurley, Chief Medical Officer of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, about his role within Bon Secours and his unique background and experiences that led him to where he is today. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
May 19, 2017
The second episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Kelley Allison, a mammography radiologist with Sentara Healthcare's Dorothy G. Hoefer Comprehensive Breast Center, about her imaging diagnostic work and tips on regular screenings. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
May 4, 2017
The first episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with University of Virginia Medical School Public Health Sciences Professor and Researcher Aaron Yao, PhD, about his scholarly work on cancer outcomes in rural Appalachia. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
May 4, 2017
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 (mailto:pcfpodcast@vhha.com) or contact us Twitter @VirginiaHHA (https://twitter.com/VirginiaHHA) using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.
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