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Join us for Virginia Hospital Center Foundation's 

5th annual benefit - 

Music & Medicine - at the Hamilton in Washington, DC on 

Saturday, September 27, 2014. 


The event will feature a special performance by Arlington's own Julie Wells who will present her one-woman cabaret show.


For sponsorships, please contact Michele Werner, 703.558.5476. 


Tickets are on sale now: Please click here to purchase tickets. 

Virginia Hospital Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Renamed as the Marjorie Sands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  

The Virginia Hospital Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was dedicated and renamed as The Marjorie Sands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a private ceremony held on May 28, 2014. The newly expanded and enhanced Marjorie Sands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was made possible by a transformational gift in honor of Marjorie Sands by her husband Frank Sands, Sr. and her children Frank Sands, Jr., Katharine Sands Gunsalus and Laura Sands Crenshaw.

The gift from the Sands family helped to fund a significant upgrade to the NICU, increasing the Hospital's capacity to care for full-term ill babies, premature infants, and now micro-premature infants (infants born before 29 weeks and weighing less than 3 lbs).

Over the past few years, Virginia Hospital Center has seen a dramatic and sustained increase in delivery volume and the Hospital now has the second highest delivery volume in the state of Virginia. In 2013, there were more than 5,600 babies born at the Hospital and 700 NICU admissions. Very premature infants are often hospitalized for months, creating an exceptional burden on already struggling families. The Sands' family gift is being used to further cultivate a nurturing NICU environment that fulfills the needs of premature babies and their families. 

Three major projects were specifically funded by the Sands family. These projects include: the expansion of the number of private NICU patient rooms to accommodate more ill and premature infants; the addition of specialized equipment and training to care for micro-premature infants; and the addition of a NICU "step-down unit" to help parents to prepare for their fragile infants arrival home

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Virginia Hospital Center Receives Full Accreditation with Commendation from Commission on Cancer Accreditation:

Virginia Hospital Center has again received full accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC). As the nation's only multidisciplinary cancer accreditation program, the CoC promotes accountable, quality care through comprehensive standards in diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology services, clinical trials, and rehabilitation, among others.


The evaluation is performed every three years and demonstrates the Hospital's ongoing commitment to providing state-of-the-art cancer services to the community. This accreditation means that patients and their families can be confident that they will receive optimal care -- from diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation and support - at Virginia Hospital Center.


Pathology Department Receives Transfusion Services Accreditation:

The Virginia Hospital Center Pathology Department earned a two-year AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) accreditation for Transfusion Services, meeting or exceeding AABB standards. AABB promotes a level of professional and technical expertise that contributes to quality performance and patient safety in collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood products. 

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