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Join us at Novation’s Innovative Technology Expo in September

Novation’s annual Innovative Technology Expo is Sept. 10 in Irving, Texas, at the Las Colinas Convention Center. This event spotlights the latest in innovative health care technology to improve patient outcomes, prevent unintended patient harm and ensure health care provider safety. The Expo is an opportunity for Novation-served hospital clinical experts to network and share… More >

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Your Baby’s Last Weeks of Development are Critical Ones

Labor begins naturally between 39 and 41 weeks. And, these last weeks of pregnancy are a crucial developmental period to give babies the best chance to be stronger and smarter. For example, a baby’s brain grows about one-third in size during weeks 35-39. Before 39 weeks, the lungs and liver are still growing and a… More >

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Achor Believes Happiness is the Key to Success.

“Don’t worry, be happy.” These song lyrics may suggest the real secret of success. Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author and chief executive officer of GoodThinkInc., is known for his research challenging the typical mindset that success brings happiness. Instead, his studies indicate that happiness in fact leads to success. Achor was the keynote speaker… More >

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VHA Presents at CleanMed; Sponsors Keynote Speaker

VHA was again pleased to help sponsor CleanMed 2014 Conference and Exposition, June 2-5 in Cleveland. Our sponsorship included hosting the closing keynote speaker, Rebecca Onie, chief executive officer of Health Leads. As the nation’s premier sustainability conference for the health care sector, CleanMed draws hospital and business leaders committed to delivering environmentally responsible patient care. The… More >

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VHA Central Atlantic Recognizes Members for Outstanding Performance

VHA Central Atlantic honored hospitals and health systems on achieving excellence during 2013 in clinical quality and supply chain performance. Health systems in VHA Central Atlantic are in the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The awards will be formally presented – and celebrated – during the region’s… More >

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VHA’s Scannell Contributes to Wharton’s Sustainability Piece

A Knowledge@Wharton piece, Special Report: Integrating Environmental and Human Health, includes Terri Scannell, VHA’s director of corporate citizenship and sustainability, among the subject matter experts quoted. Controlling expenses by managing purchase prices is critical for hospitals today. It’s one reason 94% of hospitals belong to a group purchasing organization, or GPO. A GPO leverages the combined purchasing power… More >

  • Court Strikes Down 340B Orphan Drug Rule.

    Washington-Update-72On May 23, a federal court ruled to stop a regulation that allows certain newly-eligible hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program from accessing “orphan drugs.” Last fall, the Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA) promulgated a final rule that allows certain providers newly eligible for the 340B program under the Affordable Care Act… More >

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