Year: 2015

Save the Date for the Second Annual Population Health Summit of Virginia: “Connecting Communities and Health Care Providers: Caring for Populations” – March 23-24th, 2016


The term “population health” is over a decade old now, but still relatively new in the public consciousness.  It has been defined as “the health outcomes of a group of…

An Exciting Time to be Here


As you know, we routinely take care of the most medically complex and surgically ill patients  - those with the highest case-mix index - while we deal with issues of…

Positive Comments March 1st – September 1st 2015


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Thank you!


Thank you for your assistance in the Joint Commission site visit. Overall, the engagement went well and the surveyors were very complementary of many aspects of our Health System. In…

Standard Work and the Interdisciplinary Perioperative Huddle


Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 am and every Wed at 9:30 am, representatives from perioperative areas and supportive departments gather to discuss the MESS (methods, equipment, staffing…

Paging Etiquette Post Roll-Out Survey


Paging Etiquette Post Roll-Out Survey – 2 minutes to do! As you may know, an interdepartmental multi-disciplinary work group, using Be Safe methodology, convened over the summer in order to…

Welcome New Director to the CMO


Edward “Jack” Jackson has joined the UVA Health System, serving in the role of Director of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer. Most recently Jack was in working in…

Focus on CLABSI


Physician Engagement and “The Big 6” – Focus on CLABSI Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), one of the “Big 6” , safety measures that we are tracking with…

Do YOU Know your Mallempati Score?


Next time you look in the mirror, take a look at the back of your throat. That’s what UVA anesthesiologists and proceduralists are doing. In addition to using the American…