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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VHHA Releases New Patient Experience Video Highlighting Hospitals’ Patient-Centric Focus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA Releases New Patient Experience Video Highlighting Hospitals’ Patient-Centric Focus New Video Showcases How Virginia’s Local Hospitals and Health Systems’ Dedication to Patients is Central to Providing Quality Care RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s…

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2016 Community Benefit Annual Report Released

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is pleased to share its annual Community Benefit Report highlighting the substantial community contributions Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems make each day. Hospitals’ 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…

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“Do No Harm” – The Vital Importance of COPN in Fulfilling Virginia’s Public Need

Get Involved: Virginia’s COPN program for years has served its purposes of supporting health care access, offsetting charity care, and controlling costs. The General Assembly in 2016 called for a state work group to evaluate COPN and recommend program enhancements. After months of study and meetings, the work group recommended meaningful reforms to enhance the…

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Record Attendance Anticipated for 2016 Virginia Patient Safety Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Record Attendance Anticipated for 2016 Virginia Patient Safety Summit The 5th Annual Event Feb. 4-5 in Richmond Brings Together Hospital Leaders, Health Care Stakeholders Focused on Health Care Quality, Positive Patient Outcomes RICHMOND, VA – A sizable group…

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Across Virginia, Broad Support for COPN Reforms that Preserve Vital Health Care Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Across Virginia, Broad Community, Business Support for COPN Reforms that Preserve Vital Health Care Program Chambers of Commerce from Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, and Bristol Favor Keeping Intact Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need Process to Protect Health…

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At First “Virginia Hospital Lobby Day,” Hospitals Voice Support for Health Care Policies

Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com At First “Virginia Hospital Lobby Day,” Hospitals Voice Support for Health Care Policies Including COPN Reforms and Additional Health Care Funding Virginia Hospitals Ready to Work with Policymakers to Protect 115,000 Hospital Jobs and $36 Billion in Positive Economic Activity While…

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2015 VHHA Healthcare Hero Award Winners

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Healthcare Hero Award recognizes state legislator(s) who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of VHHA in their community and the Virginia General Assembly. We are pleased to announce the inaugural 2015 award recipients: Delegate Terry G. Kilgore Senator Richard L. Saslaw Delegate David J. Toscano Senator Emmett W….

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VHHA Statement Regarding Governor McAuliffe’s Proposed Biennial Budget

Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA Statement Regarding Governor McAuliffe’s Proposed Biennial Budget RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) today released the following statement in response to Governor Terence R. McAuliffe’s proposed budget for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018. In his budget…

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