Hotel Deadline for the 2012 Convention & Trade Show is September 11th – Make Your Hotel Reservations Today

This year’s Annual Convention & Trade Show is scheduled for October 1 - 4, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads - Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.  Hotel reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  The Embassy Suites Hotel guest room rate for VHCA participants is $149 single/double and $159 triple/quad occupancy.  Guest room reservations can be made by calling toll free at 1.800.EMBASSY or direct at 757.827.8200.  

Health care in the United States is changing – structure, funding and delivery of how we obtain health care services is being challenged and redefined.  Health care professionals cannot afford to sit on the sidelines!  The 2012 Convention and Trade Show education sessions will help bring members up to date on vital issues impacting post-acute and long term care services.

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson, this year’s Convention keynote speaker, will discuss the opportunities and challenges confronting the long term and post-acute care profession.  As a former Governor of Kansas and a nursing facility operator, Governor Parkinson has unique insight into the future of long term care and how quality and payment will be closely tied together as we move to more coordinated models of care.  The relationship with government programs and other provider groups will be critical to the success of long term care providers.  In the coming years and decades, skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities have the ability to demonstrate the value and quality of care the sector provides to millions of Americans.  Governor Parkinson will explain how providers and caregivers can help shape this future and “win.”

Plan to attend the 2012 VHCA/VCAL Convention and Trade Show and join in the festivities including the Regirer Nurse Scholarship Golf Tournament, Annual Awards Banquet and Virginia’s largest long term care Trade Show.  Full Convention registration is now available online.


Regirer Nurse Scholarship Golf Tournament

The Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation’s Regirer Nurse Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Riverfront Golf Course in Suffolk, Virginia on Monday, October 1 and will kick off the VHCA 2012 Convention & Trade Show.  Click here for online registration.

Regardless of your skill level, please plan to play in the Nurse Scholarship Tournament to help support the Scholarship Program’s goal of providing education assistance to nursing staff that want to advance their careers in long term care.  Not a golfer?  You can still help make a difference through sponsorship.   A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available on the VHCA website.  Please contact Doran Hutchinson or by phone at 804.212.1692 with any questions.


Trade Show

Innovative products and services that enable long term care providers to effectively deliver quality care will be on display at the largest long term care trade show in Virginia.  The Trade Show will be held on October 2 at Embassy Suites Hampton Roads - Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.  The Virginia Health Care Association's (VHCA) Trade Show is held in conjunction with VHCA’s Annual Convention scheduled 1 – 4.  

This year's theme is Hats Off to Long Term Care.  Members who wish to contract their booth space can do so by clicking here.  All other information regarding the Trade Show can be found here.  If you should have any questions please contact Doran Hutchinson or by phone at 804.212.1692.