Healthcare Executives Role with the Opioid Crisis

    May 16, 2019
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    McGuire VA Medical Center/Salem VA Medical Center
    1201 Broad Rock Blvd/1970 Roanoke Blvd
    Richmond - Salem, VA 23249/24153
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    ***Please note that this event will be available in both Richmond and Salem. The Panel will take place at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and will be telecast to the Salem VA Medical Center. Face to face credits will be awarded for both locations. Please make sure you select tickets based on the location that you will be attendting***


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Opioids (prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016 in the United States. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that between 2005 and 2014 the national rate of opioid-related inpatient stays increased 64.1 percent and the national rate of opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits increased by 99.4 percent. The prevalence of opioid addiction has risen most recently to the level of a healthcare crisis. The healthcare community and elected officials are equally involved with leading the search for solutions.

    The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 is major Federal legislation that addresses the opioid epidemic. This legislation provides funding for the prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform and overdoes reversal to fight the opioid issue. Several grants funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid have been awarded to healthcare organizations to develop creative models in addressing the opioid epidemic. Healthcare leaders are playing a more important role in local and state advocacy to address the opioid problem, working closely with clinicians such as physician and nurse leaders and expanding services to include community resources. Yet, many healthcare leaders are challenged with addressing the specific issues of opioid crisis and creating meaningful strategies within their organization and community.


    Andrew Barnes, Ph.D, MPH, Assoc. Professor of Health Behavior and Policy, VCU
    Anna Kostric, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, McGuire VA Medical Center
    Dr. Ilene Robeck, MD, Physician/Addictionologist, McGuire VA Medical Center
    Leah Baldwin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Program Manager, Henrico Doctors Hospital
    Moderator (Richmond) - Gail Campbell, MHA, BSN, RN, FACHE, Registered Nurse, McGuire VA Medical Center
    Moderator (Salem) - Becky Stackhouse, CTRS, FACHE, Medical Center Director, Salem VA Medical Center

    Meeting Details

    5:00-5:45pm Gathering 
    6:00-7:30pm Dinner and Panel Discussion


    Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
    1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23249

    Salem VA Medical Center - Telecast Location
    1970 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, VA 24153


    Registration is open until May 12th, 2019 at 8:00pm, EST.
    To register, click "Register Now." For further instructions, see the "How to Register for Events" Quick Link on the website.


    This program has been developed to be presented locally by Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group.  The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

    For questions, contact us via the "Contact" page on our website.


    $50.00 CVHEG Members - Richmond

    $50.00 ACHE Member (Non-CVHEG) - Richmond

    $25.00 Student - Richmond

    $65.00 Non-Members - Richmond

    $50.00 CVHEG Members - Salem

    $50.00 ACHE Member (Non-CVHEG) - Salem

    $25.00 Student - Salem

    $65.00 Non-Members - Salem