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 Policy in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session

The latest edition of VHHA’s monthly FOCUS publication provides a summary of the disposition of some key health care public policy proposals considered by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2017 legislative session.

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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Contact Congress

Make Your Voice Heard

As Congress considers the American Health Care Act as an alternative to repeal and replace 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, which we all need at some point. More

New Report Shows Hospitals Help Power Virginia’s Economy by Providing Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity

Throughout the vigorous debate regarding federal health care policy in recent years, Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems have consistently made the case for policies that enhance patient access to essential health services, and that promote health care quality, safety, and value. More
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2017 Virginia Patient Safety Summit Commences This Week

Health care providers, clinicians, and other members of the health care community are expected in Richmond later this week for a two-day event focused on patient quality and safety. 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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