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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Addressing Workplace Violence in Health Care

The Fall 2018 edition of VHHA’s REVIEW Magazine focuses on the serious challenge of workplace violence in health care settings, which impacts health care staff at a rate much higher than in many other industries.

Defining Universal Health Care & Challenges of Achieving It

The issue of FOCUS takes a closer look at universal health care programs, how they function in various nations around the globe, how they are financed, and whether such a model could be compatible with the complex American health care delivery system.

2019 Annual Report on Community Benefit

Caring for Our Communities

Virginia’s hospitals and health systems provided almost $3.29 billion in community benefit and other types of community support in the Commonwealth in 2017 according to the 2019 Annual Report on Community Benefit by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. The amount of community benefit provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals exceeded the value of the tax exemptions they receive by $482 million.
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New Data Shows Increased Number of Virginia Hospitals Facing Financial Distress

In a sign of continuing volatility and challenges in the health care marketplace, the number of Virginia hospitals experiencing negative operating margins rose dramatically from 2016 to 2017, according to newly released figures from Virginia Health Information (VHI), the agency that gathers and reports health care data in the Commonwealth. More
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2019 Virginia Patient Safety Summit Convenes this week in Richmond, Focus on 20 Years of Patient Safety Efforts

Members of Virginia’s health care community are gathering in Richmond this week for a three-day, two-event summit focused on patient safety and quality improvement. More
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VHHA will update this page every weekday with relevant national and statewide health care news. If you have items of particular interest you would like to see posted here, please contact VHHA.
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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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 offers the Outstanding Service Awards, divided into three categories.

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