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Arlington Pediatric Center was a recent beneficiary of Northern Virginia Womenade, a charitable giving organization, which gathers twice a year to support local organizations serving a wide range of issues in the community. Each person who attends brings an appetizer to share along with a $35 check designated to a local nonprofit (two nonprofits are the beneficiary of each event). APC received $1,700 which was directed to support patient care for children with special health care needs. A special thanks to Womenade for caring so deeply about families and children in-need in our community.


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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Save the Date for Mardi Gras

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.

Medical Brigade Provides Life-Altering Care to Hondurans

Since 1999, the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade has made an annual medical mission trip to Comayagua, Honduras, providing access to lifesaving healthcare services to Hondurans in-need. The most recent Medical Brigade mission took place from October 27 to November 3, 2012, performing 79 life-changing surgeries. The "vision brigade" team dispensed 2,980 eyeglasses and provided general ophthalmology services. The team also trained twelve community health workers for the Remote Village Project, empowering these health workers to diagnose and treat common health issues including respiratory and skin infections."Our Medical Brigade volunteers combine their skills, resources, and most importantly, compassion, to make a life-altering impact on the Honduran people," said Medical Brigade founder, Barry Byer, MD. "Every time we return to Honduras, we get to experience firsthand the high impact of our mission and see how our sustainable healthcare models improve every aspect of life in the communities we serve."

The Season of Giving

As 2012 comes to a close, now is an ideal time to evaluate how to maximize your charitable giving. Pending and proposed changes to tax laws could affect the amount that you can deduct for qualified charitable gifts beginning in 2013.


Click here to learn more on how to give; through cash, securities, gifts from retirement plans, gifts through your will, gifts of life insurance, and gifts that provide income. It is the season of giving, and act today for maximum benefits.

Upcoming Event:

An Evening of Remembrance: Through song and word remember those who have gone before us. Join the Virginia Hospital Center Palliative Care team on December 8, 2012 at 5:00pm in the Atrium at Virginia Hospital Center. RSVP by December 1st by calling 703.717.4438 or MeBurris@virginiahospitalcenter.com

Round of Applause:

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Virginia Hospital Center has been recently accredited by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), for both the Inpatient Rehab Hospital Program and the Rehab Stroke Specialty Program. CARF represents a high level of accreditation which was achieved through the rehab team's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of patients and their families.