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2014: Hospital in the News
Local hospitals respond to the Ebola threat
By WASHINGTON (WUSA9) | October 3, 2014
WUSA9 reached out to many of the major hospital groups in our area to see how they are responding to the possible Ebola threat...
Virginia Hospital Center wants to reassure our community that the Hospital has the infrastructure and procedures already in place to screen, and if necessary, isolate, test and treat all high-risk patients. We drill and prepare for just such situations; therefore, our staff is highly trained to take appropriate precautions for a suspected and/or confirmed Ebola case.
A multi-disciplinary taskforce has reviewed our infection control guidelines and reinforced education of the Hospital staff to ensure it can detect a patient with Ebola Virus Disease, protect all healthcare workers so they can safely care for the patient, and respond to the patient in a timely manner.
The hospital continues to collaborate with federal, state and local organizations to maintain our readiness, including the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health and Arlington County Department of Health. We are following the latest recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, staff and the community...
By Diane Cho, WJLA/ABC 7 News | August 14, 2014
Dr. Ian Seemungal, an infectious disease specialist with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group, talks with WJLA’s Diane Cho about the Hospital’s preparedness for patients with the deadly Ebola virus. The Hospital is on alert and working closely with the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although Dr. Seemungal says “the chance of an outbreak in the United States is very unlikely.”
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Infectious Diseases
Rising stars: 25 healthcare leaders under 40
By Heather Punke, Dani Gordon & Akanksha Jayanthi
Becker's Hospital Review | August 18, 2014
Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to honor the following 25 men and women who have demonstrated excellence in their organizations and professional lives before turning 40. Though they have reached great professional heights early in their careers, these healthcare leaders are poised for continued growth and considerable success for the rest of their careers.
Note: The following leaders were collected through peer nominations and editorial research. There are no fees involved and no one can pay to be included on this list. Leaders were under 40 years of age at the time of their nomination.
Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, Senior Vice President & CMO of Virginia Hospital Center
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CFO of the Year Awards: Robin Norman, senior VP and CFO, Virginia Hospital Center
By Tina Reed, Washington Business Journal | July 17, 2014
CFOs are not as dull as you may think, Robin Norman defends. Norman, who has been Virginia Hospital Center's CFO since 1998, spent part of her career working for a large regional wholesale drug firm but says she fell in love with health care.
Virginia Hospital Center renames expanded neonatal facilities
By INSIDE NOVA | June 13, 2014
Virginia Hospital Center has dedicated its recently upgraded neonatal intensive care unit in honor of Marjorie Sands. Funding for the upgrade was provided by a donation by Frank Sands Sr. and his family in honor of his wife.
NICU | Foundation
Hospital workers who treated Fla. MERS patient tested after showing symptoms
By The Associated Press/ABC7 News | May 14, 2014
MERS is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death...
A Heartfelt Thanks …
By Adrian Stanton, Virginia Hospital Center | April 29, 2014
...From the entire team at Virginia Hospital Center, a heartfelt thanks to our first responder heroes in the Arlington County Police and Fire Departments, Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Management.
By Kevin Craft, Arlington Magazine | March-April, 2014
Patrick Ryan survived the cancer that no guy wants to discuss... And he’s not afraid to talk about it. “We are dealing with a young patient population,” Ryan’s surgeon, urologist Andrew Joel, said later in a hospital newsletter article. “They feel invincible and tend to ignore their symptoms.”
Urology Center of Excellence | Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Urology
List of Safest in D.C. Region Hospitals
By 4 NBC WASHINGTON, Live Desk | March 27, 2014
A Prince Frederick, MD, hospital is the safest hospital in the D.C. area, according to ConsumerReports.org. Calvert Memorial Hospital topped the list with a safety score of 68 out of 100. Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington came in second, with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge following. The rankings are determined by communications, number of infections, re-admissions, unnecessary CT scans and the mortality rate.
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Awards & Recognition
Consumer Reports issues safety ratings for hospitals
By Brittany Linton, WUSA9 | March 2014
Consumer Reports magazine investigated hospital safety in the U.S for the first time. In the D.C. region 34 hospitals were rated and only five scored 60 or higher.
100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know — 2014
By Ellie Rizzo, Becker's Hospital Review | March 13, 2014
Becker's Hospital Review has named "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," a list based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations.
The CMOs, CMIOs, physicians-in-chief and other CMO-equivalent titles listed here have demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in safety and quality and have contributed to excellence at their respective institutions.
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Nominations were accepted.
Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, Senior Vice President & CMO,Virginia Hospital Center
Triumph of Ambivalence
By Jamie Holloway, Arlington Magazine | January 2014
Breast cancer didn’t beat me. But the term survivor just doesn’t feel right.
Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health