VHS apprenticeship program featured on NPR podcast

Virginia Health Services President & CEO Mark Klyczek and Director of Education Princess Henderson, RN, were featured on an episode of “The Indicator,” a podcast about work and money on NPR.

The conversation with host Wailin Wong focused on VHS’s apprenticeship program, in which students earn as they learn in graduating to Nurse Aides and are supported through taking the state certification exam to be a CNA.

Newsweek Best Nursing Homes 2023 honors featured in local publications

Media coverage of three Virginia Health Services nursing and rehabilitation centers is below. Coliseum, James River and Walter Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers were included on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023 list, released on Sept. 28, 2022.

Daily Press/The Virginian-Pilot Business Notes for Nov. 14, 2022


Gloucester Gazette-Journal brief (Nov. 9, 2022)


Peninsula Chronicle: Three Local Nursing Homes Make Newsweek’s List For Best Nursing Homes For 2023 (Oct. 28, 2022)


Virginia Health Services CEO & President publishes op-ed in Daily Press/Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Health Services President & CEO Mark Klyczek published an editorial in the Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, edition of the Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot. The op-ed outlined the need for encouraging individuals to take on careers in healthcare and the opportunities in which to pursue it.

The column is available here (Daily Press) and here (Pilot).

Administrator of York Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and The Hamilton Assisted Living Chosen As Future Leader in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

Peninsula Chronicle. Published July 7, 2022.

YORK-One local employee in the healthcare field has been chosen to participate in a distinguished national program as a future leader in the industry.

Virginia Health Services announced on Monday, June 27 that Elizabeth Cabusora, administrator of York Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and The Hamilton Assisted Living in York County, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) as a national, future leader in long-term and post-acute care.

Read the complete story by reporter Jen Holden at https://peninsulachronicle.com/2022/07/07/administrator-of-york-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center-and-the-hamilton-assisted-living-chosen-as-future-leader-in-long-term-and-post-acute-care.

Additional coverage:

Gloucester Gazette-Journal. Published July 6, 2022

Virginian-Pilot Inside Business. Published July 25, 2022


Daily Press Inside Business. Published July 25, 2022


Memory Care unit opens at Walter Reed Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal. Published Feb. 16, 2022.

Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday to mark the opening of its newly-established 28-bed Memory Care Unit.

Read the Gazette Journal’s coverage: https://www.gazettejournal.net/memory-care-unit-opened-at-wrcc/

VHS scholarship recipients featured

Virginia Health Services had two employees receive scholarships through the VHCA/VCAL Commonwealth Long-Term Care Foundation in 2021. They are being featured on the Virginia Health Care Association | Virginia Center for Assisted Living website.

Princess Henderson is enrolled for her BSN.

“I want to give back and share the knowledge I have learned though my 13 years with VHS. As I transition into my new role as the Education and Training Coordinator an added scholarship to help pay for schooling could not have come at a better time,” Henderson told VHCA/VCAL.

Henderson was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Coliseum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center before moving into her new role with Virginia Health Services.

Carole Johnson is a LPN at Walter Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and is pursing her RN degree. She is using the scholarship funds for course materials and other necessities. She has been with VHS since 2005.

The VHCA-VCAL’s Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation awarded 26 Regirer Nursing Scholarships in 2021.

More about the recipients can be found at vhca.org/about/foundation/scholarship-recipients.

The scholarships are named for Walter and Maria Teresa Regirer, members and leaders of VHCA-VCAL who led efforts to improve access to long-term care education for career professionals. The Regirer Nursing Scholarship Program is designed to promote and support quality of care and to enhance the educational level of nurses currently working in VHCA-VCAL member facilities.

Walter Reed expanding memory care

Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal. Published Sept. 22, 2021

Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester is converting a portion of its facility from long-term care to memory care, increasing the number of beds available for residents with dementia and other memory-related issues.

Read more here: https://www.gazettejournal.net/walter-reed-convalescent-expanding-memory-care/?fbclid=IwAR0kc5C3XmGVTYpUlkKpXA1RXPR2VFsut-_f5DIiXTtLKGFdsDKzxNz5PzQ

Opinion: Health of residents, community drives long-term care facilities

Op-Ed, The Daily Press and Virginian-Pilot.

Virginia Health Services CEO and President Mark Klyczek was featured on the op-ed page of the Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot on July 25, 2021, writing about how vaccines have made VHS communities safer.

“Our team’s ingenuity and compassion allowed us to navigate through the difficulties to provide the best care possible. Our team’s response to all of the challenges it faced made us stronger.”

You can read the column here: https://www.pilotonline.com/opinion/columns/vp-ed-column-klyczek-0725-20210724-b7miugag75hlha23nisnxgh7ju-story.html

Becker’s Hospital Review Podcast featuring Mark Klyczek on July 4, 2021

Becker’s Health Review. Podcast link

Virginia Health Services CEO and President Mark Klyczek joined the Becker’s Healthcare podcast to discuss how company strategy stayed a priority while planning COVID-related protocols to be as prepared as possible for when the pandemic reached VHS facilities. Listen to what’s next for VHS – like plans to support staff development – and what keeps Mark up at night in the podcast: https://lnkd.in/gtFKZnf

LTC Heroes Podcast on May 19, 2021: Episode 20: Predictable Quality Outcomes with Mark Klyczek, President and CEO of Virginia Health Services

LTC Heroes Podcast link

Virginia Health Services President and CEO Mark Klyczek appeared on the podcast LTC Heroes with Peter Murphy Lewis to discuss using analytics to elevate the standards of senior care. Listen here: https://ltcheroes.com/episode-20-predictable-quality-outcomes-with-mark-klyczek-president-and-ceo-of-virginia-health-services/