- Call to Action
Earlier this year, the D.C. City Council 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.
- Advocacy Agenda
The 2013-2014 Advocacy Agenda 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 2013 legislative and regulatory agenda that we expect will remain priorities in 2014.
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...
Earlier this week, DCHA President Robert A. Malson testified against two proposals being considered by the District of Columbia’s Tax Revision Commission. These proposals would create a payment in lieu of tax program for non-profit organizations exempt that are from … more
DCHA is pleased to welcome our newest Associate Member, AmeriHealth District of Columbia. AmeriHealth District of Columbia is a Medicaid managed care health plan operating in the District of Columbia that provides health care to Medicaid and Alliance members. Carl … more
The District of Columbia hospitals and their supporters gathered together Tuesday night to celebrate our hospitals and the patients they serve at DCHA’s 35th Annual Banquet. Nearly 400 people attended the dinner including Deputy Mayor BB Otero, Chairman of the … more