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Ep. 16 - Gov. Ralph Northam

This special episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Gov. Northam discusses how his background in health care informs the way he governs, his work in Germany during Operation Desert Storm, and some insight into his first few months as Governor. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or...

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Ep. 15 - Rick Pollack

In celebration of National Hospital Week 2018 (May 6-12), this episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack. Pollack shares insights about the origins of Hospital Week, emerging trends in health care, policy challenges, opportunities to improve how hospitals serve patients, and his own...

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Ep. 14 - Wes Blankenship

This pint-sized episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Wes Blankenship, a regional medical liaison for a major pharmaceutical company. Blankenship shares some insights on the sustainability of health care organizations as a preview to his keynote remarks at the VHHA Annual Conference (April 25-27, 2018) in Williamsburg, VA. Register for...

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Ep. 13 - Matt Thornhill

This pint sized episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with futurist Matt Thornhill of the Institute for Tomorrow. Thornhill shares insights about the health care work force of the future as a preview to his keynote remarks at the VHHA Annual Conference (April 25-27, 2018) in Williamsburg, VA. Register for the...

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Ep. 12 - "What They're Saying"

This episode of the Patients Come First podcast highlights positive news coverage from far and wide of a statewide poll showing that 83 percent of Virginia voters support increased health care access for low-income, uninsured Virginians. The poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a well-known and respected Republican research firm, reveals that support for health...

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Ep. 11 - Stephanie Stephens

This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Stephanie Stephens, a palliative care physician with VCU Health and the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. Dr. Stephens shares insights about the importance of palliative care in providing comfort to patients, including those facing terminal diagnosis, and highlights some of the innovative...

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Ep. 10 - Broadhurst & Granfield

The tenth episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Tasha Broadhurst and Lauren Granfield who work in nutrition services at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va. Broadhurst and Granfield share insights about the importance of proper nutrition and how the function of providing meals to patients is such an essential part of hospital operations...

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Ep. 9 - Hassan Tabandeh

The ninth episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Hassan Tabandeh, a cardiologist with Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County. Dr. Tabandeh shares insights about the importance of heart health, important factors that can help keep patients healthy, and shares how a family episode from his own past focused his attention on...

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Ep. 8 - Jonathan Bartels

The eighth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Jonathan Bartels, a palliative care liaison nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center, about his development of the “power of the pause” technique whereby clinical workers in an emergency department collectively take a moment to pause and reflect on the passing...

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Ep. 7 - Allison Jackson

The seventh episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Allison Jackson, PhD, a licensed clinical social worker and the CEO of Integration Solutions Inc., about her work with the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF) to present a learning series about trauma-informed care practices in health care settings to assist...

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