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Standing by the Plan

Jul 25 2012

An article in the July 2012 issue of Richmond Magazine addressed the issue of children’s healthcare in Central Virginia, and more specifically, access to services and specialists for children in the region.  Although there is much debate about how this should be done, everyone agrees that collaboration is key. “This needs an integrated strategy; they’re right on that,” says Roice Luke, professor emeritus in VCU’s Department of Health Administration. After reviewing regional statistics on pediatric hospitalization at Richmond magazine’s request, he concludes that as a practical matter, VCU and PACKids must return to the negotiating table if there is any hope for the proposal to be realized in a substantive way. “They’re asking VCU to close down capacity to meet... View Article

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Receives National Award for Achievements in Quality Care

Jul 2 2012

Award honors best practices in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities Shira Cantor Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (804) 828-7035 scantor@mcvh-vcu.edu     The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living have selected the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Brook Road Campus as a 2012 recipient of the “Silver – Achievement in Quality” for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The competitive award highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long-term care. “This award is a benchmark of distinction in the journey to providing high-quality care,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “The long-term and post-acute care community applauds Children’s Hospital... View Article