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.


Major Employers

  • 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.

Common Vision

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.