The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.

The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial, and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.


VHHA Analytics features interactive data analyses that seamlessly enable you to access to an array of customized and detailed, hospital and state specific reports. Our dashboards help VHHA-member hospitals enhance operations, reduce costs, better serve patients, and more effectively communicate health care issues. Our goal is to help you gain data-driven insights in order to achieve top-tier performance in safety, quality, value, service and population health.

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About Research Corner

Research Corners are brief analyses published weekly. They provide timely and pertinent information on patient care trends, population health, and health care financing. VHHA’s data repositories provide the data for the analyses. Below are the most recent topics.


The Promise of Using Social Determinants of Health Diagnoses (1/25)

The conditions in which people live often play a greater role in personal health than genetic factors. Those external forces – such as homelessness, spousal relationships, family death, and poor educational performance, to name a few – are known as social determinants of health (SDOH). Read More
vhha pricepoint
VHHA PricePoint is a public website from which consumers are able to review hospital charges, length of stay, demographics and volume by procedure.
Urgent Care and Emergency Locations
View this map containing locations of Virginia urgent and emergency care locations.
Community Benefit highlights the significant contributions that Virginia’s hospitals and health systems make to their communities beyond the essential health services they provide.
vhha population health
The VHHA research department aims to supplement hospitals and health systems with analytics for population health management and clinical decision support.
vhha financial policy
The VHHA is involved in the development of policies on both a state and federal level that affect Virginia’s health care.

2019 Annual Report on Community Benefit

Caring for Our Communities

Virginia’s hospitals and health systems provided almost $3.29 billion in community benefit and other types of community support in the Commonwealth in 2017 according to the 2019 Annual Report on Community Benefit by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. The amount of community benefit provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals exceeded the value of the tax exemptions they receive by $482 million.