Patients Come First - Dr. Larry Istrail

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, and its mission to use profits to fund health care for needy...

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Patients Come First - Sherry Kolb, RN

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,...

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Patients Come First - Frank and Mary Ringquist

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...

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Patients Come First - Dr. Daniel Carey

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...

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Patients Come First - Alan Hardwick

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). 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...

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Patients Come First - Lorraine Roblin, RN

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...

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Patients Come First - Dr. S. Hughes Melton

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...

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Patients Come First - Delegate Chris Stolle

This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with state Delegate Chris Stolle, MD, who represents the 83rd District (portions of Virginia Beach and Norfolk) in the Virginia House of Delegates. In this episode, Delegate Stolle, an ob/gyn, discusses his early career aboard a submarine during his Navy service, his politically-active family,...

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