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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Virginia Health Care Community United in Zika Prevention and Response Efforts

Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Health Care Community United in Zika Prevention and Response Efforts Public health infrastructure, hospitals, and providers offer prevention tips and insight on preparation for integrated public health response to emergencies RICHMOND, VA – Virginia health care leaders gathered today to…

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Virginia Hospital Week 2016 (May 8-14) Highlights the Many Ways Hospitals Show ‘Patients Come First’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospital Week 2016 (May 8-14) Highlights the Many Ways Hospitals Show ‘Patients Come First’ Hospital Week is an Opportunity to Recognize the Good Work Hospitals Perform by Promoting Public Well-Being, Supporting Health Care Access, Providing Jobs, and…

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VHHA Updates Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards

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 Updates Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards New Data Show Statewide Hospital Improvement Across all 13 Hospital-Specific Quality and Patient Safety Metrics RICHMOND, VA – Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems are dedicated to…

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

Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA Board of Directors Elects Officers at VHREF “A Pathway to a Healthier Virginia: Navigating Healthcare Reform” Spring Conference in Williamsburg Board Officers Include Augusta Health President and CEO Mary N. Mannix, Sentara Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer…

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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 – “The Addiction Crisis: A Community’s Response” – held this week was an overwhelming success, attracting roughly 600 participants who joined the April 20 online broadcast. The webinar, which featured key stakeholders who shared lessons learned through…

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Virginia Hospitals Develop New Prescribing Guidelines to Combat Opioid Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospitals Develop New Prescribing Guidelines to Combat Opioid Abuse Guidelines Developed in Response to Emerging Community Challenges Associated with Prescription Opioid Misuse that has Claimed Thousands of Lives RICHMOND, VA – A Task Force established to examine…

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Virginia Hospital Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

BACKGROUND The VHHA Board of Directors in January 2016 established a Task Force on Prescription Opioid Abuse that was charged with finding ways to combat opioid abuse, and developing prescribing recommendations to guide hospital emergency departments. Representatives from VHHA member organizations and the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians jointly developed 14 recommendations that provide a general standard on…

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