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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 Importance of COPN

This issue explores the purpose, function, and importance of Virginia’s COPN law as a mechanism to support health care access, charity care, and control costs.

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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Do No Harm - The Vital Importance of COPN in Fulfilling Virginia's Public Need

Virginia’s COPN program for years has served its purposes of supporting health care access, offsetting charity care, and controlling costs. The General Assembly last year called for a state work group to evaluate COPN and recommend program enhancements. More
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Record Attendance Anticipated for 2016 Virginia Patient Safety Summit

A sizable group of providers, clinicians, and others in the health care community are expected in Richmond this week for a two-day event focused on patient quality and safety. More

Across Virginia, Broad Community, Business Support for COPN Reforms that Preserve Vital Health Care Program

Chambers of Commerce, business leaders, health care advocates, and other stakeholders are joining together to urge the Virginia General Assembly to enhance and protect Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (COPN) program. 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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