Virginia Hospital Week (May 8-14): #PatientsComeFirst

Ahead of Virginia Hospital Week 2016 (May 8-14), the latest edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication spotlights a few of the innumerable positive, patient-centric stories that occur each day at Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems. The theme for Virginia Hospital Week 2016 is “Patients Come First.” VHHA will celebrate Hospital Week by highlighting a few...

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Successful VHHA Overcoming Opioids Webinar Available for Online Viewing

A VHHA-sponsored webinar highlighting efforts by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Coalition on Substance Abuse to combat opioid misuse – “The Addiction Crisis: A Community’s Response” – held this week was an overwhelming success, attracting roughly 600 participants who joined the April 20 online broadcast. The webinar, which featured key stakeholders who shared lessons learned through...

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Virginia Hospitals Develop New Prescribing Guidelines to Combat Opioid Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com Virginia Hospitals Develop New Prescribing Guidelines to Combat Opioid Abuse Guidelines Developed in Response to Emerging Community Challenges Associated with Prescription Opioid Misuse that has Claimed Thousands of Lives RICHMOND, VA – A Task Force established to examine...

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Virginia Hospital Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

BACKGROUND The VHHA Board of Directors in January 2016 established a Task Force on Prescription Opioid Abuse that was charged with finding ways to combat opioid abuse, and developing prescribing recommendations to guide hospital emergency departments. Representatives from VHHA member organizations and the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians jointly developed 14 recommendations that provide a general standard on...

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VHHA Releases New Patient Experience Video Highlighting Hospitals’ Patient-Centric Focus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julian Walker Vice President of Communications (804) 297-3193 office (804) 304-7402 mobile jtwalker@vhha.com VHHA Releases New Patient Experience Video Highlighting Hospitals’ Patient-Centric Focus New Video Showcases How Virginia’s Local Hospitals and Health Systems’ Dedication to Patients is Central to Providing Quality Care RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s...

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