August 2011 Review – Healthy Business Improving the Health of Virginia’s Workforce

Increasing efficiency. Raising the quality bar. Controlling costs. Maintaining a stable workforce. These words have been staples in the health care vocabulary for years. They are being uttered on a daily basis by someone in the health care field, but now they are being heard everywhere. National health care reform, the economy and the federal deficit and debt limit, to name a few…

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May 2011 Review – Quality Imperative – Elevating Quality and Patient Safety Statewide

Achieving reliability in health care is complex. Nevertheless, VHHA is committed to making quality and patient safety a priority for Virginia’s hospitals and health systems. Leadership, persistence and creativity are key components for creating effective and efficient health care organizations in the Commonwealth. The VHHA Board of Directors has approved an action plan that focuses on improving quality and…

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February 2011 Review – From Camp to Career – How Health Care Summer Camps Changed Their Futures

For the last six years, VHHA has co-sponsored Health Career Camps with member hospitals as a way to “reach down the pipeline” for the future health care workforce. The camp experience introduces middle school students to the various professions and informs them of the necessary educational requirements for each field. As almost all health careers require college education,…

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