- Call to Action
The D.C. City Council recently introduced the Patient Protection Act of 2013, a bill that would impose difficult mandatory nursing ratios at all District hospitals and would significantly impair nurses’ and hospitals’ ability to make individualized patient care decisions. This legislation could have significant unintended consequences for District residents and hospital employees.
Please urge the City Council to oppose the Patient Protection Act of 2013. Let them know that mandatory nurse staffing ratios would be detrimental and would result in many unintended and negative consequences for patients, nurses and our hospital. Visit http://cqrcengage.com/dcha/home to send a letter to the D.C. City Council communicating your opposition to the Patient Protection Act of 2013.
The District of Columbia Hospital Association, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust, has created a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to work together to reduce harm by 40% and readmissions by 20% by 2013! With nearly 2,000 hospitals in 33 states, we know that by us learning and sharing together—all teach, all learn—we will accomplish these goals for our patients. more...
- Advocacy Agenda
The DCHA Advocacy Agenda for 2012-2013 is designed to help inform our members, government officials and the public about the health care issues of critical importance to the District’s hospitals and to ensure that quality care is accessible to all District residents in the most appropriate setting, regardless of their financial or medical status. The Agenda highlights many of the issues at the top of Association’s 2012 legislative and regulatory agenda that we expect will remain priorities in 2013.
DCHA is pleased to welcome our newest Associate Member, Brinton Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center at Dupont Circle, a 180 bed skilled nursing facility located in Dupont Circle. They offer long-term care services as well as occupational, physical, and speech therapy. The … more
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the District of Columbia Hospital Association and the Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia collaborated to provide training to District Hospitals on the updated definitions for reporting to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). According to the … more
On Monday, May 6, 2013 the District of Columbia Hospital Association joined with Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Marion Barry (Ward 8-D) and Department of Employment Services (DOES) Director Lisa Mallory to announce a District resident hiring initiative by our … more
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When Wednesday, 19 June 2013 08:30 AM -