VHHA Relaunches FOCUS Publication

August 2015 Edition Explores how Government Mandates Financially Stress Virginia Hospitals, Threatening the Economy, and Public Health RICHMOND, VA – VHHA is relaunching its venerable publication FOCUS with a redesigned look as part of the Association’s ongoing public outreach and communication efforts. The publication, which will be issued monthly, has been in circulation for decades....

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

VHHA Debuts Community Health Dashboards

(Published: August 12, 2015) Interactive Online Tool Provides Easy, User-Friendly Access to Population and Health Statistics Sorted By Legislative Regions RICHMOND, VA – The process of geographically collating Virginia health and demographic data can be painstaking work. Thankfully, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s research team has done it for you. VHHA recently unveiled its...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

VHHA Releases 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) seeks to be recognized as the driving force behind making Virginia the healthiest state in the nation by 2020. To this end, VHHA’s mission is to assist in the transformation of the health system by focusing on delivering principled, innovative and effective advocacy, and offering resources and tools...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

VHHA Response to King vs. Burwell Ruling

Access to Affordable Health Care for Millions of Americans, Thousands of Virginians, Protected by Supreme Court Health Insurance Decision RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association President and CEO Sean Connaughton issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the King vs. Burwell case: “This decision protects vital access...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

Virginia Hospital Week Runs May 10-16

Virginia’s Hospitals Employ 123,508 People; Generate $34.8 Billion in Economic Activity ***Learn More: www.VirginiaHospitalWeek.com*** RICHMOND- May 10th to 16th will mark Virginia Hospital Week in the Commonwealth, a celebration of the great work done by Virginia’s hospitals and health systems day in and day out. The importance of Virginia’s hospitals to the quality of life...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

New Report Shows Hospitals Serve as Key Economic Engines in Virginia

Virginia’s Hospitals Generated $35.8 Billion in Economic Activity in 2013: Employed 115,026 People; Supported an Additional 236,539 Jobs Statewide RICHMOND. Virginia’s hospitals employed 115,026 people and generated $35.8 billion dollars in economic activity in 2013. Nationally hospitals employed 5.6 million people and created nearly $2.6 trillion in economic activity. The economic contribution of Virginia’s hospitals,...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

VHHA Statement on Governor McAuliffe's Medicaid Expansion Proposal

RICHMOND – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association appreciates the Governor’s tireless efforts to reduce the number of uninsured Virginians and to address the difficult financial challenges facing Virginia’s hospitals. Closing the coverage gap by providing insurance to over 200,000 working Virginians including 25,000 veterans is essential to creating better health outcomes for our citizens...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

New Statewide Financial Data Points to Major Challenges Ahead for Virginia Hospitals

RICHMOND – Hospital operating margin* data compiled by Virginia Health Information (VHI) presents a bleak financial picture for Virginia’s hospitals and health systems. The data, which covers 2013, shows that 31 of the 88 Virginia hospitals reporting information had a negative operating margin for the year. Of the 38 rural hospitals tracked by VHI –...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more

Cole Elected Chairman of VHHA

RICHMOND. Members of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) elected James B. Cole, President and CEO, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Chairman of the association. Mr. Cole was honored during the association’s 88th Annual Meeting of the Membership, held November 5-7, at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. He succeeds John L. Fitzgerald, CEO, Inova Fair Oaks...

Read more

Keywords:
Read more