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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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Virginia Hospital Week (May 8-14): #PatientsComeFirst

Ahead of Virginia Hospital Week 2016 (May 8-14), this issue of VHHA’s FOCUS spotlights a few of the positive, patient-centric stories that occur each day at Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems.

2016 Community Benefit Annual Report

Caring for Our Communities

VHHA is pleased to share its annual Community Benefit Report highlighting the substantial community contributions Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems make each day. Hospitals’ contributions include essential health services to support community well-being, free care provided to patients without insurance, and many other programs that support health care access and promote quality of life throughout the Commonwealth.
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VHHA Updates Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards

The latest data reflected in the scorecards show statewide improvement in 13 categories measuring performance on reducing readmissions after treatment for certain heart conditions or hip and knee replacements, infection prevention, patient satisfaction, and other measures. More

VHHA Board of Directors Elects Officers at VHREF Spring Conference in Williamsburg

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) elected a slate of officers to its Board of Directors this week during the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF) Spring Conference. More
Opioid Abuse Webinar

Successful VHHA Overcoming Opioids Webinar Available for Online Viewing

A VHHA-sponsored webinar highlighting efforts by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Coalition on Substance Abuse to combat opioid misuse held this week was an overwhelming success, attracting roughly 600 participants. 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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