Patients Come First

Patients Come First

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Patients Come First hosted by Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association


Kelly Parker
Apr 9
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with VHHA Emergency Preparedness Director Kelly Parker. During the conversation, Parker discusses her professional path to health care and emergency preparedness work, the…
Jay Pham
Apr 1
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Jay Pham, a 34-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, married father of five, and fourth-year medical student at the VCU School of Medicine who recently learned he will be staying at…
Hilary Tackett
Mar 25
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Hilary Tackett, RN, a nurse at VCU Community Memorial Hospital and a past recipient of the VHHA Virginians Speak Up For Safety Award. During the conversation, Tackett discusses…
Matteo Lambert
Mar 19
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Matteo Lambert, a young runner who has completed more than 120 miles worth of races to raise more than $65,000 to benefit young cancer patients. During the conversation, Lambert…
Rosemary Trible
Mar 12
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Rosemary Trible, who channeled personal experience as an assault survivor into action as the founder of Fear 2 Freedom (fear2freedom.org/), a non-profit group that works with…
Amy Black
Mar 4
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Amy Black, a Richmond-area tattoo artist and entrepreneur who provides anatomically realistic-looking skin art for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy…
John Mugler
Feb 26
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with John P. Mugler III, PhD, Medical Imaging Research Director at the University of Virginia. During the conversation, Mugler discusses technological advances in magnetic resonance…
Denetra Hampton
Feb 20
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Denetra Hampton, a nurse and U.S. Navy veteran who produced a documentary film about a little-known chapter of history involving African American nurses in the 1920s involved in…
R. Brent Rawlings
Feb 12
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast is an installment of the “Capitol Report” limited edition spin-off series featuring an interview with VHHA Senior Vice President and General Counsel R. Brent Rawlings. During the conversation, Rawlings…
Dr. Lilian Peake
Feb 5
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Lilian Peake, MD, MPH. During the conversation, Dr. Peake discusses the work of epidemiology and the fight against…
Dave Nutter and Mary Margaret Whipple
Jan 29
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast is an installment of “Capitol Report,” a limited edition spin-off series focusing on the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session. This episode features VHHA Advocacy Team members Dave Nutter and Mary Margaret…
Senator Louise Lucas
Jan 15
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast is an installment of the “Capitol Report” limited edition spin-off series that will highlight health care policy happenings during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond. It features an…
Julie Dime
Jan 8
This episode of the Patients Come First is the first installment of the “Capitol Report” limited edition spinoff series that will highlight health care policy happenings during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond. It features an…
Dana Beckton and Iris Lundy
Dec 11, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Sentara Healthcare Chief Diversity Officer Dana Beckton and Director of Health Equity Iris Lundy. During the conversation, Beckton and Lundy discuss issues around equity,…
Chip Decker
Nov 20, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) Chief Executive Officer Chip Decker. During the conversation, Decker discusses the data-informed approach RAA uses to deploy emergency…
Mayor Levar Stoney
Nov 5, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. During the conversation, Mayor Stoney discusses efforts, initiatives, and programs in the City of Richmond focused on improving health and wellness.…
Tom Stahl
Oct 23, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia Beach resident Tom Stahl, a career educator who has been regularly donating blood for 40 years. During the conversation, Stahl discusses his long-running practice of…
Juanita Prada
Oct 9, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Juanita Prada, a childhood cancer survivor who now volunteers with pediatric patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. During the conversation, Prada discusses her past…
Dr. Michael Hooper and Joyce Dayvault
Sep 24, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Michael Hooper, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and VHHA Center for Healthcare Excellence Performance Improvement Director Joyce…
Bonnie Price
Sep 9, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Bonnie Price, DNP, of the Bon Secours Virginia Health System forensic nursing program. During the conversation, Price discusses the clinical work of forensic nurses who provide…
Senator Jennifer McClellan and Dr. Daphne Bazile-Harrison
Aug 21, 2019
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features a conversation about Breast Feeding Awareness month with Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan and Southside Regional Medical Center Dr. Daphne Bazile-Harrison. The conversation covers recent…
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Aug 6, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Jennifer Lee, Director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). During the conversation, Dr. Lee discusses the success of Medicaid expansion…
Kevin De Liban
Aug 6, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Kevin De Liban (http://www.kevindeliban.com), a staff attorney with Legal Aid of Arkansas who was part of the successful litigation that overturned work rules for Medicaid…
Tammy Mitchell and Erin Casey
Jul 11, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with two Carilion Clinic team members who have helped patients working towards recovery from addiction. During the conversation, nursing unit director Tammy Mitchell, RN, MSN, and…
Dr. Vimal Mishra
Jun 13, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Vimal Mishra, the Medical Director of Telehealth at VCU Health System. During the conversation, Dr. Mishra discusses his work with the Virginia Opioid Addiction Extension…
Dr. Bryan Sauer
May 23, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Bryan Sauer, a gastroenterologist with UVA Health System. During the conversation, Dr. Sauer discusses his recent medical mission trip to a remote area of Guatemala to…
Dr. Lindsey Bierle
May 14, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Lindsey Bierle, a first-year resident at Carilion Clinic. During the conversation, Dr. Bierle discusses her work to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer…
Dr. Rishi Manchanda
Apr 24, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Rishi Manchanda, the Founder and President of Health Begins (http://www.healthbegins.org/). During the conversation, Dr. Manchanda discusses his work with disadvantaged…
Dr. Wendy Welch
Mar 27, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Wendy Welch, the Medical Director with the Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program (HPMP). During the conversation, Dr. Welch, a professor and practicing…
Mark Whiting and Julie Selvey
Mar 14, 2019
This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Mark Whiting, Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services’ Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program, and Julie Selvey, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing…
Dr. Jose Oberholzer and Joshua Grant
Feb 14, 2019
The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Jose Oberholzer, MD, a transplant surgeon at UVA Health System, and Joshua Grant, a dialysis patient who is distributing bumper stickers and business cards to find a…
Dr. Larry Istrail
Jan 24, 2019
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…
Sherry Kolb, RN
Dec 20, 2018
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,…
Frank and Mary Ringquist
Nov 27, 2018
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…
Dr. Lee Jensen and Bob Abbott
Nov 14, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Lee Jensen, MD, of the UVA Stroke Center team, and military veteran Bob Abbott, who are linked by their roles in helping a grandmother who suffered a stroke earlier this year.…
Dr. Daniel Carey
Oct 30, 2018
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…
Alan Hardwick
Oct 16, 2018
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 (http://cordantsolutions.com/)). Hardwick discusses his career, the…
Lorraine Roblin, RN
Oct 4, 2018
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…
Dr. S Hughes Melton
Sep 19, 2018
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…
Dr. M. Norman Oliver
Aug 8, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver about his focus on population health, a mid-career decision to attend medical school in his 40s, his work treating Native…
David Vaamonde
Aug 3, 2018
This episode of the Patients Come First podcast features an interview with VHHA Vice President of Data and Analytics David Vaamonde, who discusses his passion for leveraging big data and data visualization to derive insights that can help support…
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
May 25, 2018
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…
Rick Pollack
May 4, 2018
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,…
Wes Blankenship
Apr 3, 2018
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…
Matt Thornhill
Mar 28, 2018
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…
83 Percent of Virginians Support Increased Health Care Access
Jan 25, 2018
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…
Dr. Stephanie Stephens
Dec 19, 2017
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…
Tasha Broadhurst and Lauren Granfield
Sep 14, 2017
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…
Dr. Hassan Tabandeh
Aug 31, 2017
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…
Jonathan Bartels
Aug 16, 2017
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”…
Allison Jackson
Aug 2, 2017
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…
Rita Wade
Jul 20, 2017
The sixth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Rita Wade, RN, the orthopedic patient navigator at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, about her work helping patients in physical rehabilitation and Sentara’s car…
Dr. Kurt Newman
Jul 6, 2017
The fifth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center, about his decades as a surgeon, the lessons he’s learned in his medical career, and his new book:…
Dana Hubbard
Jun 15, 2017
The fourth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Nurse Dana Hubbard, assistant nurse director for The Center for Heart & Vascular Care at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, about her clinical work, her love of…
Dr. John McCurley
May 31, 2017
The third episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. John M. McCurley, Chief Medical Officer of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, about his role within Bon Secours and his unique background and experiences that led him to…
Dr. Kelley Allison
May 19, 2017
The second episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Kelley Allison, a mammography radiologist with Sentara Healthcare’s Dorothy G. Hoefer Comprehensive Breast Center, about her imaging diagnostic work and tips on regular…
Dr. Aaron Yao
May 4, 2017
The first episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with University of Virginia Medical School Public Health Sciences Professor and Researcher Aaron Yao, PhD, about his scholarly work on cancer outcomes in rural Appalachia. Send…
Introduction
May 4, 2017
The Patients Come First Podcast is presented by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Each episode will feature people in the health care community whose work is focused on enhancing patient experience, whether through direct care, medical…