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.

Moving Ahead: Coverage Expansion Next Steps

This issue of FOCUS looks ahead to the implementation of Medicaid expansion now that Virginia policymakers have authorized it in the Commonwealth. As many as 400,000 low-income, uninsured adults in Virginia will be eligible for coverage under the plan approved by the General Assembly and the Governor.

2018 Community Benefit Annual Report

Caring for Our Communities

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association takes pride in publishing the annual Community Benefit Report. This publication is an important opportunity to highlight the substantial community contributions Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems make each day. These 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 for citizens throughout the Commonwealth.
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Virginia Health Care Community Partners to Develop New Medical Screening Guidelines for Evaluating Psychiatric Patients

Virginia’s hospitals, emergency physicians, and the state’s behavioral health agency have created a landmark new set of protocols for assessing the medical condition of patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis to ensure those patients are admitted to the appropriate facility to meet their treatment needs. More
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Virginia among Top Three States in National Patient Safety Ranking

Virginia is a top three state in the Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group. The state rankings reflect the number of “A” graded hospitals in a given state. In all, 34 Virginia hospitals received “A” grades from Leapfrog, a national health care patient safety ranking organization. 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 has three award programs: Community Benefit Award, Wellness Award and the Outstanding Service Awards.

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