Envera Health Welcomes VHHA and New Virginia Hospital & Health System Executives
Last Month I had the honor of joining Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) for the New Virginia Hospital Executive Orientation in Richmond, Virginia. This two-day program, hosted annually by VHHA, welcomes new hospital and health system executives who recently started positions in the state.
Virginia Commissioner of Health, Dr. M. Normal Oliver, kicked off day one with a panel discussion about population health and his vision for keeping the commonwealth healthy. Throughout the day we were introduced to VHHA’s leadership team who gave us an overview of the many educational opportunities and services they offer to support healthcare providers and systems across the state.
Day two was packed with excitement as we began the morning with a tour of the state capitol. The last time I did this was on a field trip in elementary school, so I was excited for the opportunity to experience it again as an adult. I was fascinated by the centuries-old architecture and thoroughly enjoyed getting an inside look at where Virginia’s healthcare policies come to life.
Following the tour, the 30 hospital and health system executives walked to Envera Health headquarters for lunch. We were honored to host guest speaker Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health & Human Resources, who shared his vision for the future of healthcare in Virginia.
During lunch, we all had the chance to reflect and discuss our different, yet strikingly similar experiences while working in healthcare. Many shared examples of how they’ve seen the industry shifting its focus towards improving patient access and experience. It was promising to meet and spend time with new healthcare leaders in Virginia, who are helping to lead the way towards a more connected experience for their patients and providers.
As a new Associate Member of the VHHA, Envera Health is excited to collaborate with healthcare leaders and professionals through conferences, seminars, and educational opportunities offered by the foundation starting this September with the 2019 Virginia Behavioral Health Summit.
Check out the guest speakers for the September summit—We hope to see you there!