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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The Brown Bag Edition

The latest edition of VHHA’s REVIEW Magazine puts the spotlight on difference-making health care quality and safety initiatives occurring at several Virginia hospitals and health systems that have been the focus of monthly presentations made as part of the Virginia Patient Safety Organization’s ongoing Brown Bag webinar series.

Virginia Has Voted: 2017 Elections Place Policy Focus on Health Care

This issue of FOCUS summarizes  the Nov. 7 Virginia elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and all 100 House of Delegates seats, and examines what results might mean for health care policy in 2018 and beyond.

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 Earn “A” Grades for Patient Safety from National Safety Rating Organization

Dozens of Virginia hospitals have earned top marks for exceptional patient safety performance in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group. More

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Hosts 91st Annual Fall Meeting Nov. 1-3

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) hosted its 91st annual Fall Meeting focused on the theme “The Power of Engagement: Elevating the Patient Experience” (Nov. 1-3) and celebrated this inaugural Patient and Family Experience Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 3) in Virginia. More

VHREF Hosts Opioid Epidemic Lecture and Panel Discussion

Combating the opioid crisis requires collaboration from health care professionals, public officials, law enforcement, and many other stakeholders. 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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