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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com New Report Shows Hospitals Help Power Virginia’s Economy by Providing Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity In 2015, Virginia Hospitals Accounted for 125,674 Jobs and Nearly $40 Billion in State Economic Output RICHMOND, VA – Hospitals…

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2017 Virginia Patient Safety Summit Commences This Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com 2017 Virginia Patient Safety Summit Commences This Week Roughly 400 Participants Expected at the 6th Annual Event, Scheduled for Feb. 2-3 in Richmond, Whose Theme is “The Human Factor: Optimizing Safety for Patients and Providers” RICHMOND, VA –…

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2017 Virginia Hospital Lobby Day: “Do No Harm”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospitals Support Behavioral Health, Cybersecurity Proposals, New Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Majority of Virginians Want Restraint on Major Health Care Policy Changes Due to Washington Uncertainty Virginia Hospitals Ask Elected Leaders to “Do No Harm” to the Health…

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Virginia Hospitals Unveil Bi-Partisan 2017 Behavioral Health Legislative Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospitals Unveil Bi-Partisan 2017 Behavioral Health Legislative Agenda Package Includes Policy Proposals Focused on Preadmission Screening Evaluation Process, Inpatient Bed Identification, Commitment Hearings, and Funding RICHMOND, VA – Serving the needs of patients and families dealing with…

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On the Verge of Significant Federal Health Care Policy Changes, New Data Show Virginia’s Hospitals Continue to Face Financial Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com On the Verge of Significant Federal Health Care Policy Changes, New Data Show Virginia’s Hospitals Continue to Face Financial Challenges Virginia Health Information 2015 Figures Reveal Negative Operating Margins at Many Hospitals Across Virginia RICHMOND, VA – Newly…

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Virginia Health Care Community Collaborates on Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Maribeth Brewster Communication Manager Virginia Department of Health (804) 864-7008 Maribeth.brewster@vdh.virginia.gov Hedi Cho Communications Manager Medical Society of Virginia (804) 377-1025 hcho@msv.org Jenni Brockman Vice President, Communications Health Quality Innovators (804) 289-5320 jbrockman@hqi.solutions Julian Walker Vice President, Communications Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (804) 304-7402 jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Health Care Community Collaborates…

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VHHA Community Health Legislative Dashboards Updated, Redesigned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Community Health Legislative Dashboards Updated, Redesigned Enhancements to Interactive Online Tool Provide Easy, User-Friendly Access to Population and Health Statistics Sorted By Legislative Regions RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has…

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VHHA, Participating Hospitals Selected to Continue Patient Safety Improvement Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA, Participating Hospitals Selected to Continue Patient Safety Improvement Work Virginia Hospitals’ Participation in Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks Effort Continues Achievements made under the Partnership for Patients Initiative RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA)…

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VHHA Honors 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA Honors 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award Recipients Eight Virginia General Assembly Members Who Exemplify Leadership on Health Care Issues Among This Year’s Winners RICHMOND, VA – Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC…

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2016 VHHA HosPAC Health Care Hero Awards

Eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Hero Award that recognizes state legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator George L. Barker (D-Fairfax County); Delegate M. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna);…

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