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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 over 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 11,000 underserved children living in our community.

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Thank You

The 2012 year was one of great accomplishment for Virginia Hospital Center, and we like to thank our donors for their support and commitment to ensuring world class care here in Northern Virginia. In 2012, the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation raised nearly $4 million in charitable contributions which funded a wide range of patient care initiatives at the Hospital and Arlington Pediatric Center.


In 2012 Virginia Hospital Center's commitment to outstanding care was recognized in many ways:

  • Ranked as the Top Hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia (#1) for patient satisfaction, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.
  • Named a top 100 Hospital for patient satisfaction by WomenCertified®, and named the top hospital in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for being ranked among the top 10% in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2012
  • Arlington Pediatric Center (APC) received certification as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). APC is the first pediatric center that is not part of a large integrated health system to achieve this level of recognition in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Three new nationally accredited Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, and Emergency Medicine.
  • A recording breaking year in patient volume:
  1. 22,000 inpatient hospital admissions
  2. 16,000 surgeries
  3. 4,300 births
  4. 61,000 visits to Emergency Department 

Take Advantage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On New Year's day, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Included in the Act are provisions that reinstate the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2012 and 2013:

  • Special Rules for 2012 Charitable Gifts: Since 2012 has already closed, the Act includes two special provisions to allow for retroactive 2012 gifts.
    • Any qualified distributions made in January 2013 directly to qualified charitable organization (such as Virginia Hospital Center Foundation) from IRA accounts will be deemed to have been completed in 2012, if the taxpayer so chooses.
    • Individuals who took outright distributions from their IRA accounts in December of 2012 can transfer up to $100,000 of that amount to charities (subject to the rules governing IRA Charitable Rollovers) and elect to treat it as a direct distribution to charity.
  • For 2013, individuals over the age of 70 ½ may make a direct tax free distribution from their IRA to a qualified charitable organization of up to $100,000 as part of their mandatory distribution.  

If you would like more information on making a gift to Virginia Hospital Center through an IRA Charitable Rollover, please contact Amy Hauser on 703.717.4436 or email ahauser@virginiahospitalcenter.com. For a complete summary of the impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, please click here