An article in the July 2012 issue of Richmond Magazine addressed the issue of children’s healthcare in Central Virginia, and more specifically, access to services and specialists for children in the region. Although there is much debate about how this should be done, everyone agrees that collaboration is key.
“This needs an integrated strategy; they’re right on that,” says Roice Luke, professor emeritus in VCU’s Department of Health Administration. After reviewing regional statistics on pediatric hospitalization at Richmond magazine’s request, he concludes that as a practical matter, VCU and PACKids must return to the negotiating table if there is any hope for the proposal to be realized in a substantive way. “They’re asking VCU to close down capacity to meet their vision,” Luke says of PACKids. “That’s not going to happen.”
You can read the entire article here.How do you think we can improve collaboration for children’s health in greater Richmond?