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.
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Health Care Advocates Say ‘Do No Harm’ Amid Washington Uncertainty

The current edition of VHHA’s monthly FOCUS publication examines the potential impact of proposed federal, and state, health care policy changes and the impact those decisions could have on patient access to health care, the stability of our health care delivery system, and health care providers.

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

Hospitals in Virginia continue to serve as indispensable community pillars that provide public access to essential health services and are economic cornerstones. Newly available data show Virginia hospitals in 2015 employed 125,674 people in good-paying jobs, with payroll and benefits totaling $8.5 billion. 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
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2017 Virginia Hospital Lobby Day: 'Do No Harm'

Health care policy deliberations are dominating much of the bandwidth in Washington at the moment. As the Virginia General Assembly session gets underway, there is also some discussion about making major alterations to state health care policy. 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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