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VCSQI Summer 2024 Quarterly Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Summer 2024 Quarterly Meeting. It was a productive session filled with important updates and engaging discussions. Here’s a recap of the highlights:

Enhanced CME Opportunities: We are excited to announce improvements to our CME credit system, transitioning to a new vendor (UVA CME) for greater accessibility and ease of use. Remember to claim your credits within three weeks after the meeting.

Leadership Updates: Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lancy as the new vice-chair and Dr. Provenza as the head of the Research and Writing Committee. Their expertise is invaluable, and we are eager to see the directions they will take us in their new roles.

Research Insights: Dr. Quader provided an update on his latest research concerning efficiencies in the cardiac OR. The findings regarding the impact of OR times on postoperative outcomes promise to influence future practices significantly.

Dynamic Work Groups: Sherri presented updates from our work groups, highlighting efforts in DEI and new perfusion strategies. These groups are at the forefront of innovation, continuously improving and standardizing care across our network.

Technology and Expansion: We discussed the growth of VCSQI collaborations and the integration of new technologies to enhance communication among members. This development is crucial as we strive to make resources more accessible and improve collaborative efforts.

We appreciate your active contributions and look forward to more interactive and fruitful discussions in the future.


Missed the Summer Quarterly Meeting?

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If you haven't already completed the surveys for our various workgroups and projects, we kindly ask for your participation. Your input is invaluable and will help guide our efforts in these key areas.

Below are the links to the surveys:

VHAC – Thrombolitics Workgroup: Complete Survey

Responses received from: VCU, SOVAH Health Martinsville, SOVAH Health Danville, Mary Washington, Riverside, Centra, Sentara CarePlex, Bon Secours Richmond,

Perfect Care Impact Network – Drainology: Complete Survey

Responses received from: Check back for a complete list.

VHAC – PERT Workgroup: Complete Survey

Responses received from: Carilion-NRV, VCU, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Mercy St. Mary's Hospital, UVA, Centra

CathPCI/VHAC – Data Managers Resource Allocation: Complete Survey

Responses received from: VCU, Inova, UVA, Augusta, Valley Health, Centra, Mary Washington, Riverside.

Your feedback is crucial for advancing our work and making impactful decisions. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to our continuous improvement.


We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Michael Kontos for his invaluable contribution as a guest speaker at our Summer 2024 Quarterly Meeting. Dr. Kontos shared profound insights from his extensive research and clinical experience, enriching our understanding with current developments in cardiology.

Dr. Kontos's presentation on recent trials and their implications in clinical practice provided us with a deeper appreciation for the complexities of cardiology and the importance of ongoing research. His expertise not only added significant value to our discussions but also inspired us to think critically about applying these new findings to enhance patient care.

We are incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to benefit from Dr. Kontos's knowledge and expertise.

On behalf of the entire VCSQI community, we thank Dr. Kontos for his time, effort, and willingness to share his expertise with us. We look forward to the possibility of collaborating again in the future.


Introducing Our New Resource Library: A Hub for Growth and Learning

We are thrilled to unveil the VCSQI Shared Resource Portal, a dynamic online platform dedicated to advancing cardiovascular care through collaborative knowledge sharing. This portal is designed to support our community's ongoing learning and improved patient outcomes.

The Vision Behind the Shared Resource Portal

The idea for the Shared Resource Portal was developed during our Summer Quarterly Meeting, reflecting our commitment to leveraging collective wisdom to improve patient outcomes. Recognizing the rapid advancements in cardiovascular care, the portal facilitates easy access to share and view a wealth of information and tools, enhancing practice.

Encouraging Member Contributions

The effectiveness of the Shared Resource Portal is dependent on the active involvement of our members. We encourage you to contribute your expertise and resources, which not only aids others but also improves the quality of patient care across the board. Your contributions will help maintain the portal as a lively and current resource. Please note, submitted resources are exclusively available to members of the VCSQI site.

Feedback and Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continuously enhancing the Shared Resource Portal and welcome feedback and suggestions for new content and features. Please send your feedback to


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