A special place where lives are saved each day
And thanks to ongoing support from caring donors, Virginia Hospital Center’s Emergency Department is a top-notch facility, equipped with sophisticated equipment and staffed with world-class doctors, emergency-certified nurses, and many other technicians and providers who are committed to providing lifesaving care—with heartfelt compassion.
Perhaps that’s why last year a record 66,539 patients chose Virginia Hospital Center’s Emergency Department (ED) when they experienced a health care crisis.
“In the ED, we all take tremendous pride in the quality of care and high service we deliver to our patients,” says Dr. Mike Silverman, Chairman of the Emergency Department. “We all have received personal letters from our patients who are truly grateful for the quality of care they received.”
Dr. Silverman credits the financial support received from donors as one of the main reasons why Virginia Hospital Center’s Emergency Department is such a respected and state-of-the-art facility. “Health care equipment is very expensive, and we are privileged to have cutting-edge technology,” Dr. Silverman says. “We have technology ranging from an in-room monitoring system that allows us to take care of any emergency in any room, to portable ultrasound machines that give doctors information in seconds—seconds that can save lives.”
Taryn Overman, RN, Senior Director for Emergency Services, echoes Dr. Silverman’s appreciation for the financial support of donors. “Year after year, donors continue to give so that we are able to provide continuing education and scholarships for nurses. We hire many new graduate nurses who are scholarship recipients,” Taryn says. “And we have a number of emergency-certified nurses who achieved their advanced accreditation with the support from donors. “I actually started at Virginia Hospital Center as a new graduate and was the recipient of a nursing scholarship,” Taryn adds. “That’s how I joined the Emergency Department ten years ago.”
Special thanks to everyone who gives generously to ensure that Virginia Hospital Center’s Emergency Department is the best it can be today, and moving forward in the days ahead. As Dr. Silverman says, “With ongoing support, we can build the next generation of emergency care so that the citizens of Northern Virginia can continue to receive high-quality care and enjoy great outcomes.”