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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Click here to listen to the Patients Come First podcast, featuring interviews that personally introduce listeners to frontline health care providers and unsung heroes whose dedication to care makes a difference in the lives of patients.

Hospital Week (May 2017)

For Hospital Week 2017, this issue of REVIEW spotlights important patient quality and safety efforts, patient testimonials, and stories about the caring and committed health care professionals who work to enhance our health care system and deliver positive patient outcomes each day in community hospitals and health systems throughout the Commonwealth.
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Patients Come First Introduces Everyday Health Care Heroes

This issue of FOCUS highlights the Patients Come First podcast series. VHHA launched the podcast series in May 2017 to introduce the public to the caring, committed people who work in Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems and who are dedicated to helping patients.

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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VHHA Unveils New Patient and Family Experience Resources

Making patients and their families feel welcome and comfortable as partners in the care and treatment process is a top priority for Virginia hospitals and health systems, which continuously strive to enhance the delivery of compassionate, patient-centric care. More

Gubernatorial Candidates Gillespie, Northam Speak to Virginia Hospital Leaders

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) today (September 7) hosted a statewide candidate health care forum featuring gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie (R) and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D), as well as Justin Fairfax, the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor. More

Virginia Ranked in the Top 10 Nationally for Health Care Quality

A recent federal government analysis ranks Virginia in the top 10 among states in an assessment of health care quality. 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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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.

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