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Save the Date for Arlington Pediatric Center's 8th Annual Benefit! Join us on February 9 for a special Mardi Gras-themed evening to benefit APC. Dine and dance your way down Bourbon Street for a wonderful cause -- providing healthcare for Arlington's underserved children. Tickets ($150 per person/$275 per couple) and sponsorships are available  on-line

or by calling 703.717.4438

 

Since opening its doors ten years ago as a community benefit program of Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington Pediatric Center has provided primary, acute and mental healthcare services to over 10,000 underserved children living in our community.


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 Upcoming Events: Dolan Lecture

 

25th Anniversary Dolan Lecture- To Eat or Not to Eat: Food Allergies in the 21st Century. Taking place on November 8, 2012 at 5:30 in The John T. Hazel, M.D. Conference Center.

 Round of Applause

 

New Records at VHC!

Congratulations to Surgical Services and Women & Infant Health for a record-breaking month in August.  August 2012 was a record month, 1,485 surgeries and 433 births at Virginia Hospital Center. 

New Technology News: Calypso
CalypsoŽ

Virginia Hospital Center is one of the only hospitals on the east coast to offer CalypsoŽ. CalypsoŽ also called "GPS for the Body," is a new treatment option for prostate cancer with minimal side effects. This innovative technology provides accurate, precise and real-time tracking to keep radiation focused on the tumor, resulting in fewer side effects and a better quality of life for the patient. Studies have also shown that patients who have undergone the CalypsoŽ procedure versus other similar treatments, have lived longer, healthier lives. 

HITT FAMILY CENTER FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY to open in late 2013
Dr. Robert Hong, Joan Hitt, Russell Hit, Dr. John Garrett, surrounded by the entire Radiation Oncology Staff.

Virginia Hospital Center broke ground in August on a $6.5 million Radiation Oncology expansion project which will significantly enhance the Hospital's capacity to provide the most advanced radiation oncology treatments available to cancer patients. Upon completion, the Department of Radiation Oncology will be renamed the HITT FAMILY CENTER FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY in recognition of the Hitt family's gift to the Campaign for Radiation Oncology. The new radiation oncology treatment suite will be equipped with a state-of-the art TrueBeam™ linear accelerator that is designed to provide advanced treatments for lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer. This new platform provides unprecedented speed and accuracy and makes it possible to offer greater patient comfort by shortening the amount of treatment time and by improving precision by leaving less time for tumor motion during treatment. Patients will experience fewer side effects, more precise treatments sparing surrounding healthy tissue, and a more rapid return to health.

Virginia Hospital Center Avenue Educates and Entertains 
Virginia Hospital Center Avenue 2012

On September 22, the 15th annual Clarendon Day featured Virginia Hospital Center Avenue. One block of Clarendon Boulevard was filled with wellness and health information booths as well as performances to educate and entertain the whole family. The Corey Group/Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was the lead sponsor for the main stage. A special thanks to sponsors Genentech, Arlington Magazine, Cardinal Bank, Emergency Medicine Associates, Wells Fargo, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Northern Virginia, and General Internal Medicine Group for making the event a success.  

Christopher Carter Foundation Raises over $25,000 for Diabetes Care at Virginia Hospital Center 
Team Keefer, Ahearn, Gregorio and Lago win 1st place at the Christopher Carter Memorial Golf Tournament with a team score of 57

On a perfect autumn morning, golfers teed off at the Third Annual Christopher Carter Memorial Golf Tournament held on Friday, October 5th. Eighty golfers enjoyed a memorable round of golf (including the annual comedy challenge hole) and luncheon pig roast, all for a very worthy cause.  Working in partnership with Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, the Christopher Carter Foundation (CCF) raises money in support of the diabetes prevention, education and treatment at Virginia Hospital Center. The CCF was created in memory of Christopher Carter who died at age 32 from undiagnosed diabetes. Since forming its partnership with the Foundation, the CCF has raised over $113,000, with this tournament raising over $25,000.