Virginia Hospital Week

Virginia Hospital Week 2022

The arrival of National Hospital Week (May 8-14, 2022) this year comes a little more than two years after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was documented in Virginia in March 2020. In that time, the individuals who work in Virginia’s hospitals and health systems have displayed extraordinary courage, heroism, and dedication while caring for patients under incredibly challenging circumstances. Even during this period, Virginia hospitals earned accolades for leading the nation in hospital patient safety scores, clinical excellence, and for being part of a health care delivery system that has helped the Commonwealth gain recognition as one of the states best prepared to respond to public health emergencies.

To commemorate Hospital Week 2022, which also coincides with National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has secured an official proclamation from Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin celebrating the many community contributions made by Virginia’s 110 acute care, children’s, rehabilitation, psychiatric, long-term care, and specialty hospitals and their teams of hospital-based clinicians, caregivers, and support staff. VHHA has also produced a new video highlighting some of the team members who care for patients and keep hospitals thriving even while battling a global pandemic, meeting a growing public demand for mental health treatment services, contributing to the state economy, and working to strengthen the health care workforce and increase access to care to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. The video includes images and footage captured during a pair of statewide hospital appreciation tours that VHHA supported in recent months.

Read more information about Hospital Week here.