Hope for a Better Year Ahead....

Dear VAHQ members and followers:

2020 has been a year we will never forget! And… in 2021 there seems to be hope with vaccines, treatment modalities, Spring approaching and surges appearing to be receding! 

As with many professional healthcare organizations such as ours, our opportunities to network and meet have been reduced to virtual events. We all miss not being able to meet face-to-face. Let’s hope we can meet again before 2021 is over.

We have a new webmaster, Amy Ridolphi. Welcome, Amy!!! She is currently working on all the items we need to get our website up to full capacity. By the end of April, we hope to have our website renovations completed.
Joyce Dayvault, RN, BBA, CPHQ,
VAHQ President

Share Your Webinar Recommendations

We are seeking presenters for the 5 to 6 webinars we plan to offer in 2021. To obtain FREE CE credits for our members, we must submit virtual webinar goals and objectives to NAHQ in advance.

Take advantage of this valuable membership benefit and recruit others to join VAHQ today! 

Remember, CPHQs who present a 1-hour webinar are eligible for 4 CE hours toward recertification. Contact Joyce Dayvault ASAP to volunteer or suggest potential speakers and topics. 

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VAHQ Board of Directors 2021

Joyce Dayvault, RN, BBA, CPHQ

President, VAHQ
Director of Performance Improvement
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

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Carla Thomas, MS, CTRS, CPHQ

Past President, VAHQ
Health Quality Innovators

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Vicki Wood, RN

President Elect, VAHQ
Quality Coordinator
Bath County Community Hospital

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Sandra Farwell-Williams, BS, CCRC, CPHQ

Secretary, VAHQ
Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Trials Office
Inova Schar Cancer Institute

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Kristie Burnette, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Treasurer, VAHQ
Director, Patient Safety & Quality
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

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John Salay, LCSW

Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Development & Advocacy
Family Insights, P.C.

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Elizabeth (Betsi) Hurd, RN, BSN, MSN, CPHQ, CHC

Manager, Medicare Stars Program Sentara Health Plans – Government Programs at Virginia Premier [email protected]

Adrienne Cole-Williams, DNP, MSHA, RN, CPHQ

Manager, Clinical Improvement & Populational Health Sentara Healthcare System 
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Hal Hanson, MPH, CPHQ Retired

Fairfax County Health Department Current Supervisor, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Fairfax Co. COVID-19 Contact Tracing 
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Senior Performance Improvement Coordinator VCU Health 

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Sherri McGrath, RN, BSN

Data Quality Manager/Master Trainer HCA Healthcare 

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Sue Carroll Molnar, PMP, CPHQ

Quality Operations Manager Humana 
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Mia Phifer, MSJ

Vice President, Quality National PACE Association 
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Full Board of Directors Meeting

March 5, 2020


2000 Starling Road, P.O. Box 71013
Richmond, VA, 23229

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