VaSHHRA is an organization where every “one” counts and everyone can make a difference.

We hope you will join our organization and take advantage of the many benefits available to you as a member of VaSHHRA.


VaSHHRA’s mission is to “lead, develop and support its members as they strive to attain their institutions’ goals through the delivery of outstanding human resource management.”

We are a valuable network of health care human resource professionals; a group of individual colleagues with centuries worth of combined health care human resource experience.

With VaSHHRA membership, the answers to your health care human resource questions are only a phone call or keystroke away.


VaSHHRA advances the development of effective administration in health care human resources through the following means:


Continually developing an association that responds to the needs of health care HR professionals.


Providing real time educational opportunities that support the continuing development of human resource personnel at all levels.


Fostering active, on-going relationships and positive collaborative initiatives with the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), and other associations and organizations.


Researching, developing, establishing and advocating for policies and programs that meet the needs of the membership, profession and healthcare industry.


VaSHHRA membership provides an opportunity to:

Exchange information and ideas through networking with other health care, HR professionals both regionally and state-wide. Additionally, you will receive:

  • Quarterly newsletters

  • Regular email updates

  • Quarterly regional meeting announcements

  • Discounted prices for the following:

    • Wage and Salary Survey, semi-annually

    • Seminars & workshops:

      • Annual three-day state seminars with nationally known speakers

      • Annual one day state meeting with real time updates on healthcare human resource issues

      • Forums for new human resources personnel


In 1969 a group of hospital personnel directors met in Richmond to discuss the need for a state-wide personnel association. Out of that meeting (VAHPA) the Virginia Association for Hospital Personnel Administration was organized.

Today our organization has approximately 200 members who represent over 85% of the hospitals, as well as a number of long term care and other health organizations in the state of Virginia. We are a Region 3 chapter of the national organization – The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.


VaSHHRA Contributes to the well being of others throughout Virginia communities by actively sponsoring and participating in various activities or events such as: food drives, coat drives, wellness initiatives and making monetary donations to worthwhile causes.

Thanks For Inquiring About Membership in this Dynamic Professional Association

VaSHHRA is an organization where every “one” counts and everyone can make a difference. In addition to the many professional benefits, you’ll have an opportunity to develop life long friendships with your fellow health care human resource professionals.

We hope you will join our organization today and take advantage of the many benefits available to you as a member of VaSHHRA. Any individual from the executive leadership group would be happy to provide you additional information.