VHHA works with a multitude of organizations to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. Several of these organizations were created by the Association to address the growing needs of its members. Others were formed to increase awareness of health care and the needs of Virginians.

The Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF)

The Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF) was organized as a non-profit foundation in 1964 by the Association. VHREF strives to improve the health of Virginians through collaboration, research and education for Virginia’s hospitals and health systems.

VHREF provides continuing professional education programming to Virginia health care leaders and professionals through conferences, seminars and webinars. VHREF also supports research, and patient safety and quality programs in Virginia’s hospitals through the identification of grants and other funding opportunities.

VHHA Shared Services

VHHA Shared Services was founded by VHHA in 1980 to implement and operate shared services programs for Virginia hospitals and other organizations. It offers an array of distinctive products, services and solutions that are either state-specific or not currently met by members’ other alliances.

The Virginia Health Care Waste Management Cooperative (VHCWMC)

The Virginia Health Care Waste Management Cooperative (VHCWMC) was formed in October 1994 to provide VHHA members with control over medical waste management reduction issues and pricing, quality service, decreased environmental liability and cost-effective treatment options. VHCWMC is owned by its members; currently 61 hospitals and health systems.

Health Providers Insurance Alliance

Health Providers Insurance Alliance is an insurance program managed by RCM&D that offers Virginia hospitals and health systems a complete range of property/casualty and employee benefit programs.

A wide range of products is available including professional liability, general liability, umbrella or excess liability, directors' and officers' liability, workers compensation, property, auto and other property and casualty coverage. It provides access to alternative risk mechanisms including large deductible programs, self-insurance programs and captive formation and management. The employee benefit division offers an array of coverage including life, health, disability, AD&D, voluntary and executive benefits.