VHHA has 27 member health systems. They are:
Health Care Providers
- Operate 110 community, psychiatric, and specialty hospitals.
- Accommodated nearly 790,000 inpatient admissions, and delivered more than 94,000 babies in 2015.
- Offer emergency department care 24/7/365 that treat more than 3.6 million patients annually and serve a vital role as part of regional, state, and national disaster or emergency readiness systems.
- Deliver more than 94,000 babies annually.
- Provide a substantial percentage of the long-term care, hospice, and home health care services in the state and operate 36 continuing care retirement facilities.
- Directly provided more than 126,000 good-paying jobs with payroll and benefits of more than $8.5 billion.
- In 46 percent of Virginia counties and cities, hospitals and health systems are among the top three employers; in 60 percent they rank among the top five.
Important Community Assets
- Provide care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to all in the community who need care, regardless of ability to pay.
- Serve as the hub for Virginia’s health care safety net by providing care for the indigent and playing a central role in emergency readiness.
- Offer a wide range of wellness, health improvement, and outpatient services throughout their communities.
- Provided more than $1.5 billion in community benefit programs and services in 2016.
- Provided more than $3.25 billion in total benefit to Virginia communities in 2016.
- Generated nearly $40 billion in economic activity in 2016.
Virginia’s hospitals and health systems share a common vision:
- Health care for all that is high-quality, high-value, compassionate, and respectful
- Health care defined to include all services needed to achieve optimum health
- Virginia as the healthiest state in the nation
This vision is based on three core beliefs:
1. We should strive for a health improvement system that includes:
- Lasting health improvement and better outcomes for chronic health conditions
- Evidence-based delivery of care
- Use of care management tools
- Partnerships among providers, the public health system, and community leaders
2. We should adhere to the highest ethical standards regarding
- Patient privacy
- Patients' rights to informed choice
- Providers' rights to religious or ethical beliefs
- End-of-life care decisions
- Effective use of resources
- Support of community health efforts
3. Virginia is well-served by the combination of a private health care marketplace and public sector involvement in quality, financing, and public health.