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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Membership

VHHA members can access our Quick Reference (PDF) for contact information.

VHHA has 38 member hospitals and health systems. They are:

Health Care Providers

  • Operate 108 community, psychiatric and specialty hospitals, with more than 16,500 staffed beds.

  • Have almost 780,000 inpatient admissions and over 2 million outpatient visits.

  • Offer emergency department care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 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 92,000 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

  • Employ more than 129,000 employees in hospitals, ambulatory care centers and nursing homes, including dedicated nurses, allied health professionals and other valued employees.

  • Health care accounts for at least five percent of the jobs in each locality in Virginia, and in some areas it accounts for as much as one-third of all jobs.

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 $1.2 billion in community benefit programs and services.

  • Have a $27.7 billion economic impact on the Commonwealth.

  • Are governed by over 1,000 community leaders who serve as hospital trustees and directors.

  • Rely on 15,000 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.

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.

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