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 4-12 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.


Coverage Gap Remains

This summary describes final action during the General Assembly’s regular session on important health proposals with most significant impact on hospitals and health systems.
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The Plight of Rural Virginia and its Hospitals

The October-November edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication takes a closer look at the challenging economic plight of Virginia’s rural hospitals and the communities they serve.

What drives HCAHPS Scores in Virginia Hospitals?

Hospital Characteristics Associated with Higher Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores in Virginia Hospitals

Seven characteristics thought to influence Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores were tested. Two of seven factors were found to influence HCAHPS scores.
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New Data Show Virginia’s Hospitals Continue to Face Financial Challenges

Newly released figures from Virginia Health Information (VHI), underscore the fact that many local hospitals across the state continue to struggle financially. Read More
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VHHA Debuts Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards

Interactive Online Tool Provides Access to Hospital-Specific Quality and Patient Safety Report Cards. Read More
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Virginia Selected for Continued Role in Patient Safety Improvement Initiative

Hospital engagement network is nationwide effort focused on enhancing patient care and improving outcomes in hospital settings. Read More
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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