VHHA has multiple resources to assist its members and the general public to better understand the issues affecting Virginia’s hospitals and health systems.

VHHA’s pressroom includes media releases and all supplemental publications, including our monthly FOCUS article and our triannual Review magazine.

FOCUS is a policy piece, usually four pages in length, that explores in detail a particular issue. Review is VHHA’s magazine that covers a wide variety of health care issues. Articles may be reprinted with permission from VHHA; please contact the communications department for more information.

Media-related questions may be directed to the VHHA communications department.

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Health Care Quality (January 2017)

This issue of REVIEW focuses on the important patient quality and safety efforts occurring at hospitals and health systems with support from the VHHA Center for Healthcare Excellence, which was formed in January 2015 at the direction of VHHA’s Board of Directors.

Health Care Reform After the American Health Care Act

The latest edition of VHHA’s monthly FOCUS publication explores what may lie ahead for federal health care policy reform efforts following the demise of the American Health Care Act as the vehicle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

2017 Community Benefit Annual Report

Caring for Our Communities

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems continue to make substantial health and economic contributions throughout the Commonwealth, according to the 2017 Annual Report on Community Benefit provided by Virginia hospitals. The latest report covers data from 2015 when community benefit provided by local hospitals continued a consistent trend of growth over the previous year.
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Virginia Hospitals and Health Systems Earn National Recognition for Exceptional Patient Safety Performance

This month, two nationally renowned health care quality organizations recognized dozens of Virginia hospitals for exceptional patient safety performance. More

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VHHA Board of Directors Elects Officers at VHREF “Driving Health Care Innovation in Virginia” Spring Conference in Williamsburg

VHHA 2017-2018 Board officers elected include Sentara Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael V. Gentry as Chairman; Valley Health System President and CEO Mark H. Merrill as Vice Chair; and Mary Washington Healthcare President and CEO Dr. Michael P. McDermott as Secretary-Treasurer. More
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Make Your Voice Heard

As Congress considers health care policy reform, including the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important for members of the public, business leaders, and employers to make their voices heard on enhancing our health care delivery system. More
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Virginia is a state full of winners in the health care field. Some have excelled in the public eye; others have performed wonders quietly. To recognize these individuals and entities, VHHA has three award programs: Community Benefit Award, Wellness Award and the Outstanding Service Awards.
Your Right to Decide
“Your Right to Decide” describes health care decision-making provisions of state law in terms that are easy to understand. It is the only summary of state law that is currently approved by the designated state agencies as required by the federal law.
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VHHA will update this page every weekday with relevant national and statewide health care news. If you have items of particular interest you would like to see posted here, please contact VHHA.

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