U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly opened roughly 1.5 million bank […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric physician, started off the discussion Wednesday morning with a chilling statistic – there have been 860 deaths so far this year due to opioid overdoses. Virginia is on par to reach 1000 deaths by year end he said. Dr. Northam, met with leaders at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital […]

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New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Monday, November 28, 2016

New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the selection of Stephen Moret as President and CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership selected by the VEDP Board of Directors. “I congratulate and welcome Stephen Moret as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. I commend the VEDP Board of Directors for selecting […]

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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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Virginia unemployment rate ticks up slightly – Roanoke MSA gains jobs

Friday, November 18, 2016

RICHMOND—Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up 0.2 percentage point in October to 4.2 percent and was the same rate as a year-ago October. The labor force expanded for the third consecutive month, increasing by 27,001, or 0.6 percent, as both the number of people reporting that they were working and number of people seeking […]

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JLARC gives scathing review of Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority

Monday, November 14, 2016

In 2016 the General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 7, which directed JLARC staff to review various aspects of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (VEDP). The Roanoke Times reported that Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded a state grant of $1.4 million to Chinese nationals on the basis of contents on a website. The JLARC produced […]

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Virginia health care organizations collaborate to address proper use of antibiotics

Monday, November 14, 2016

Virginia health care organizations collaborate to address proper use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge for health care providers and patients. It is estimated that at least two million Americans each year become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, leading to 23,000 deaths. When antibiotics lose effectiveness in treating infections, the public faces a risk of having fewer treatment options for serious illnesses. Proper use of the […]

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VHHA – affect on health care as a result of the 2016 election

Friday, November 11, 2016

By Julian Walker VHHA’s Vice President of Communications Excerpt from special edition of FOCUS Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s plan calls for a full repeal of the ACA. Without 60 votes in the Senate, a full repeal of the law seems unlikely in the short-term. By utilizing reconciliation, though, Republicans can gut the […]

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VHHA updates Legislative Dashboard tool with more recent health data

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has overhauled its well-received Community Health Legislative Dashboards – an interactive online tool for reviewing key population and health statistics by region throughout the Commonwealth. First unveiled last year, the newly redesigned dashboard tool retains all the user-friendly elements that enable online visitors to evaluate Virginia […]

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Virginia unemployment up slightly in September – labor force expands

Friday, October 21, 2016

Virginia unemployment up slightly in September - labor force expands

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly as more people enter Virginia’s labor force. The labor force expanded for the second consecutive month, increasing by 19,690 or .5 percent as both the number of people reporting that they were working and number of people seeking work increased. Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical ares lost 700 jobs for September but over […]

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Roanoke City wants your input on updating downtown plan

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Roanoke City wants your input on updating downtown plan

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m. The department is looking for input and ideas from […]

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Patient safety improvements continue for VHHA member hospitals

Monday, October 17, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has been selected, as a part of the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network, among 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The goal […]

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