Group representing more than 44,000 employees
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An estimated 150 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical staff, volunteers, and others representing the more than 44,500 employees of West Virginia’s hospitals around the state will be attending Hospital Day at the Legislature, Thursday, February 5, 2015.
The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) to provide an opportunity for hospital representatives to meet with legislators on issues affecting their facilities.
The day’s events include a briefing on key healthcare issues by WVHA staff, followed by comments from invitees, Chairs of the Senate and House Health Committees. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will deliver a Hospital Day Proclamation at 11:30 a.m. Participants also will attend Senate and House floor sessions, committee meetings, and have the opportunity to speak with their local legislators about issues facing their community hospital and the hospital field.
The West Virginia Hospital Association is a not-for-profit statewide organization representing 67 hospitals and health systems across the continuum of care. The WVHA supports its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia by providing leadership in healthcare advocacy, education, information and technical assistance, and by being a catalyst for effective change through collaboration, consensus building and a focus on desired outcomes.