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…

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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 –…

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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…

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Hospitals Voluntarily Agree on Tiered Plan for Treating Ebola Patients in Virginia

UVA and VCU Medical Centers Designated as Centralized Sites for Initial patients; Health System Hospitals will be used for Follow-on Patients Contact: Sean T. Connaughton President and CEO | sconnaughton@www.vhha.com RICHMOND – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) Board of Directors today announced that it has agreed upon a tiered response for hospitals and…

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No Margin For Error: Virginia’s Rural Hospitals Face Enormous Challenges

VHHA Releases New Report on Virginia’s Rural Hospitals RICHMOND – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) today released a new report entitled “No Margin for Error: Virginia’s Rural Hospitals at a Crossroads.” The report documents the importance of Virginia’s 37 rural hospitals to their local communities and the challenges they face in today’s difficult…

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