This issue of FYI Weekly includes details about upcoming educational conferences in October focusing on infection prevention, VHHA’s federal advocacy day Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; open nominations for the “Virginians Speak Up for Safety” Awards, registration information for the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation’s annual Fall Meeting (Nov. 1-3) at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.; details about a Sept. 26 opioid lecture featuring nationally-renowned author Sam Quinones; information about the next installment (Sept. 26) of the Virginia Patient Safety Organization’s Brown Bag Webinar Series; registration information for an Oct. 3 conference on emergency department throughput; a recap of recent appearances by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) and state Senator Jill Vogel (R), a lieutenant governor nominee, before a group of hospital officials to discuss health care policy issues; an overview of a recent news conference promoting flu vaccinations for health care workers that featured Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Virginia Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine, VHHA Senior Vice President Chris Bailey, and Health Quality Innovator Chief Operating Officer Thelma Baker each receiving flu shots; information about an open public comment period for proposed Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Screening Regulations, and much more.

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