-- This week is Virginia Hospital Week across the Commonwealth --
CENTRAL VA- Virginia’s hospitals employ 123,508 people, and generates $34.8 Billion in economic activity. Senate Joint Resolution 346, passed during the 2015 session, designates this week, May 10th to 16th is Virginia Hospital Week. It is a week to thank and commend the dedicated medical and support staff for their service to the health, well-being, and preventative health education of Virginia residents. Virginia’s 107 hospitals employ more than 123,000 individuals, generating more than $34 billion in economic activity; and our hospitals rank among the top three employers in 45 percent of Virginia’s counties and cities.
“Access to quality health care improves outcomes for Virginia communities. As a member of the Joint Commission on Health Care and the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, I work directly on advancing health care policy,” stated Peace.
Speaking about the week, James B. Cole, Chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Board of Directors and President and CEO of Virginia Hospital Center noted, “Virginia is fortunate to be home to world class hospitals in every region. In fact, nearly every Virginian lives within twenty miles of a hospital that is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year. This access to quality healthcare is crucial to the well-being of our communities. It is also equally critical to our economy. Virginia’s hospitals generate $34.8 billion in economic activity a year and employ 123,508 people.”
In celebration of this week, Virginians will find posters highlighting Virginia Hospital Week throughout hospitals in the Commonwealth. Additionally, visit the website at www.VirginiaHospitalWeek.com to learn more about Virginia’s hospitals and the great work they do.
The mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is “to help our members improve the health status of the communities they serve.” Their vision is: “Health care for all that is high-quality, high-value, compassionate and respectful. Health care defined to include all services needed to achieve optimum health. Virginia to be the healthiest state in the nation.” To learn more about VHHA visit: http://www.vhha.com/index.html
Delegate Chris Peace is frequently rated one of Virginia’s most business-friendly conservatives. Peace’s voting record shows a consistent focus on opposing tax increases, protecting family values, defending the Constitution, and promoting job creation and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William and New Kent counties.