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May Newsletter

Please join our upcoming online meeting!

5:30 – 7:30PM

Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting: 4:00 – 5:00PM

Special Guest Speaker


We are honored to announce Dr. Daniel Carey, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources as our Special Guest Speaker for the upcoming Summer Quarterly Meeting. 

Secretary Carey’s presentation is entitled “COVID-19: The State Perspective and Re-Opening Elective Care.”

Do you have questions that you would like Secretary Carey to address during his presentation?  If so, click here to list them. 




Daniel Carey, MD, FACC, MHCM was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Resources by Governor Ralph Northam in January 2018. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Carey worked as a cardiologist and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA, where his responsibilities included information technology services, patient quality and safety efforts, performance improvement initiatives, and functions of the medical staff at Centra’s three acute care facilities.


Dr. Carey held numerous leadership positions after joining Cardiology Associates of Central Virginia in 1997, which Centra later acquired in 2006. Within a year, he became Medical Director of the Acute MI Program, and went on to serve as Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Medical Director of the Stroobants Heart Center. Dr. Carey then went on to become the President/Chief Physician Executive of the Centra Medical Group.  In this capacity, he directed the acquisition of multiple physician practices, growing the medical group from 200 to 300+ providers. He also championed a new compensation model that integrated productivity, quality, service and group culture across specialties.  Read more…


Do you have questions you would like Secretary Carey to answer regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Behnam Tehrani, MD, FSCAI 

Dr. Tehrani is the Shock Team Leader and Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Inova. 

Join us Thursday, June 4, 2020 for Dr. Tehrani’s presentation entitled:

Standardized Approaches to Shock Care

Do you have questions for Dr. Tehrani regarding the team approach to Shock Care? If so, please click here to list them. 


Summer Quarterly Meeting – June 4, 2020 5:30-7:30PM

Quarterly Quality Meeting – June 9, 2020 12:00-1:00PM

Recent Publications

Congratulations to VCSQI’s Research and Writing Committee on their recently published article entitled “Risk Aversion in Cardiac Surgery: 15-Year Trends in a Statewide Analysis”.  This article evaluates the association between risk-averse practices, outcomes, and metrics from VCSQI’s database.

Read now….

Want more?

Read the commentary by David M. Shahian, MD, Chair of the STS Database. Read now…


We hope that you have found the resources provided on our site useful during the global pandemic.  With efforts to share lessons learned and best practices, we need input from Administrators, Clinicians, and other leaders to help develop tools and a resources for this purpose.  To provide your experiences and insights, please click here.