The latest edition of FYI Weekly includes a recap of work Virginia hospitals and VHHA are doing to respond to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic; VHHA’s Hospital Week celebration activities; a letter sent by VHHA Board Chairman Dr. Mike McDermott to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam requesting the establishment of a program to use a portion of CARES Act funding the Commonwealth received to provide financial relief to hospitals and health systems; a statewide digital ad campaign VHHA is running to inform the public that hospitals have resumed scheduling previously postponed surgical procedures; information about the new CMS inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital proposed rule; an update to VHHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard to reflect hospital beds added; a new partnership between the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and VHHA to support long-term care facilities in responding to COVID-19; a new episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast featuring Virginia Senator and physician Siobhan Dunnavant, MD; details on a recently released compilation video of celebrities and prominent Virginians thanking health care heroes working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic; and much more.

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