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VHHA has 30 member health systems. They are:
Health Care Providers
- Operate 107 community, psychiatric and specialty hospitals, with more than 16,500 staffed beds.
- Have over 781,000 inpatient admissions and 1.9 million outpatient visits annually.
- Offer emergency department care 24/7/365 through 80 emergency rooms that treat 3.4 million patients annually and serve a vital role as part of regional, state and national disaster or emergency readiness systems.
- Deliver more than 103,000 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.
- Employ more than 444,000 employees in hospitals, ambulatory care centers and nursing homes, including dedicated nurses, allied health professionals and other valued employees.
- 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.
- Provide over $1.5 billion in community benefit programs and services.
- Generated nearly $36 billion in economic activity in 2013.
- Are governed by over 1,000 community leaders who serve as hospital trustees and directors.
- Rely on 12,000 dedicated health care volunteers who provide annually more than 1.8 million hours of their time to assist patients and family members in times of great need.
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.