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4th Annual Benefit 

June 1st, 2013. 


Join Virginia Hospital Center Foundation for an evening celebration of musical comedy and community to support a great cause - healthcare excellence at Virginia Hospital Center. The evening begins with a reception and dinner at Busboys and Poets. Follow us across the street to the Signature Theatre for a private performance of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Company and an after-party with the show's cast.


Tickets to the performance are only available through Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. Call 703.717.4438 to purchase or


Tickets $175 per person/$325 per couple ($115 tax-deductible per person/$205 per couple). Dinner at Busboys and Poets: 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. Performance at Signature Theatre and dessert and DJ: 7:45 pm to midnight

Virginia Hospital Center's 4th Annual Benefit - A Signature Evening

Sponsors and Host Committee as of 4/22/2013

A Special Thanks to Our 2013 Benefit Sponsors

  • Producers - SunTrust and Kaiser Permanente
  • Directors - CareFirst, the Corey Group/Morgan Stanley, EMA, Raymond James
  • Stars of the Show - Wells Fargo, Level 3, Mangham Associates
  • Supporting Roles - Bank of America, Greg and Tanya Williams, Cohen, Rutherford & Knight, and Jeff Joseph & Lisa Merman

A Special Thanks to our 2013 Benefit Host Committee

  • Bill & Brigid Brakefield
  • Parveen Burchick, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. and Mrs. Tony Casolaro
  • Dr. Mary and John Garrett
  • Jeff Joseph & Lisa Merman
  • Edward & Colleen Morche
  • Jackie Pollock, Emergency Medicine Associates
  • Vance & Jennifer Redmond
  • Robert & Amy Seldin
  • Austin T. Williams, III, SunTrust

To purchase benefit tickets or become a sponsor, click here.

Friends of Nursing

Each year, Virginia Hospital Center celebrates National Week of the Nurse (May 6-13, 2013). In recognition of the importance of nursing to our hospital and community, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation and the Division of Nursing join together to support nursing excellence. On Wednesday, May 8, the Friends of Nursing awards ceremony will bring together family members and colleagues of honored nurses to celebrate the difference nurses make in patients' lives each day. Nursing scholarships, awards for clinical excellence, and professional development funds will be presented.


Friends of Nursing is funded entirely by philanthropy and was established in 1989 with a $250,000 contribution by the Caruthers family. Today, Friends of Nursing is a $3 million endowment comprised of 40 individual funds investing in the education of individuals who want to enter the nursing profession, supporting novice nurses, recognizing the achievements of veteran nurses and promoting advanced nursing certification. 

Senator Mark Warner congratulates Virginia Hospital Center for being selected as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics 

Virginia Hospital Center was recently selected as a 2013 Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. This national ranking is one of the most prestigious in healthcare because it is based on key metrics including patient safety, patient experience, health outcomes, quality of care, and cost efficiency.  Senator Mark R. Warner of Virginia congratulated Virginia Hospital Center on this accomplishment. Senator Warner commended VHC on high quality patient outcomes, improved efficiency, and strong fiscal management. As the only hospital in the region to receive the Everest Award, he congratulated us on fulfilling our mission to be the best hospital. Please click here to read the full letter. 

Care First's Support to APC
Recently, Arlington Pediatric Center was awarded a $70,000 grant from CareFirst. This grant will be used to support a pilot scribe program at APC.  A scribe accompanies the pediatrician during patient examinations and records medical information in the electronic medical record (EMR).  Scribes are already successfully used in the Virginia Hospital Center Emergency Department to increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy of the documentation of the patient's history, physical exam findings, assessment and plan.  


With more than 11,000 at risk children enrolled at APC, this program will be used to test if scribes can increase productivity at APC, freeing APC pediatricians from EMR documentation, so they can spend more time with patients and see more patients.  Thank you to CareFirst for your support!