The Pattern of Buprenorphine Users Filling Other Opioid Prescriptions

Last month, AHA News Now highlighted addiction research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.1 The study’s authors found that 43 percent of patients receiving buprenorphine for opioid addiction filled prescriptions for other opioids during their treatment. Another 67 percent filled a prescription for an opioid in the 12 months following treatment. The…

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2017 Community Benefit Report

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems continue to make substantial health and economic contributions throughout the Commonwealth, according to the 2017 Annual Report on Community Benefit provided by Virginia hospitals. The latest report covers data from 2015 when community benefit provided by local hospitals continued a consistent trend of growth over the previous year. Community…

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2016 Community Benefit Annual Report

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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Community Benefit – Caring For Our Communities

We take special pride every year in publishing our annual community benefit report. It gives us an opportunity to highlight the significant contributions that Virginia’s hospitals and health systems make to their communities beyond the essential health services they provide. This includes not only the free care they provide to individuals without insurance, but also…

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A Snapshot of Virginia’s Medicaid Program

Over the past several years, Medicaid and the financial challenges facing Virginia’s hospitals, as well as their interconnectedness, have been at the forefront of the public policy debate in the Commonwealth. As our elected leaders again look to address these issues during the 2015 General Assembly Session, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is issuing…

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What drives HCAHPS Scores in Virginia Hospitals?

Hospital Characteristics Associated with Higher Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores in Virginia Hospitals Seven characteristics thought to influence Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores were tested. Two of seven factors were found to influence HCAHPS scores. Read the full report here.

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No Margin For Error: Virginia’s Rural Hospitals at a Crossroads

Rural hospitals are the lifeblood of much of Virginia. They provide emergency medical care to those in need and the preventative health care that sustains communities. Rural hospitals employ tens of thousands of people and drive local economies through their payrolls, purchases and infrastructure investments. They are essential to attracting and keeping businesses and economic…

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24/7/365 Prepared To Care: A Look at Virginia’s Hospitals

Virginia’s hospitals and health systems are vital to our Commonwealth and its communities. Not only do they provide the care that every Virginian needs, but hospitals and health systems rank among the state’s largest employers and economic engines. Unfortunately, Virginia’s hospitals and health systems are facing unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty, driven by both…

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