This issue of FYI Weekly includes a recap (with photographs) from the recent VHHA HosPAC health care candidates forum featuring gubernatorial nominees Ed Gillespie (R), Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), and Lieutenant Governor nominee Justin Fairfax (D); details about an upcoming VHHA federal advocacy day Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; a new Research Corner item about the availability of various emergency and urgent care options in Virginia, 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, guidance from DMAS on new Medicaid pre-screening requirements for long-term service and support program participants; information about donating to a relief fund to benefit Texas hospital employees who suffered significant property loss in Hurricane Harvey, and much more.

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