With 70 years of service to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC residents, Virginia Hospital Center is built upon philanthropy. Our story dates back to 1930’s, when five women’s clubs joined together to raise $100 to start the Arlington Hospital Association. This small community project went on to become a 100-bed hospital which has grown over the decades to be the Virginia Hospital Center of today.
As our story illustrates, philanthropy is fueled by a vision and desire to meet the health care needs of our community. Virginia Hospital Center thrives on community involvement. To that end, in 2007, the Virginia Hospital Center reestablished its charitable foundation – The Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.
Since 2007, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation has partnered with our community to advance medical excellence through philanthropy. More than 5,000 individuals, families, corporations, and foundations have chosen to support our mission, providing cumulative support of more than $15 million.
Donors have helped to make these major advancements possible:
- Scholarships and Professional Development Awards for Nursing and Health Professionals (ongoing)
- New technology throughout the Hospital (ongoing)
- Upgrades to Cyberknife (Radiation Oncology) (2007 & 2010)
- Renovation and Expansion of Women and Infant Health (2009)
- Expansion of Breast Health Program (2011)
- Major Upgrade to Cardiac Catheterization Labs (2011)
- Complete Renovation of John T. Hazel, M.D. Conference Center (2012)
- Expansion of Radiation Oncology and New Linear Accelerator (2013)
- Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Children at Arlington Pediatric Center (established in 2001)