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James B. Cole, Virginia Hospital Center President and Chief Executive Officer, Named “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEO’s to Know”

For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
tel: 703.558.6595

Arlington, VA (December 21, 2015) – Virginia Hospital Center is honored to announce that James B. Cole, President, and Chief Executive Officer, has been named as a “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEO’s to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

For more than 20 years, James Cole has presided over Virginia Hospital Center as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has led the Hospital’s transformation from a small community facility to an award-winning medical center, nationally recognized for clinical excellence and outstanding patient care.

Under his direction, the Hospital has achieved nationwide standing as a high-value provider with a superlative commitment to organizational performance, quality, and patient satisfaction. He has led the Hospital to recognition, most recently as a 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital, and as one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® three years in a row, and one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® two years in a row, by Truven Health Analytics. In 2013, he was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Washington, DC region’s “50 Most Admired CEO’s.” Jim is chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Board, an alliance of health delivery systems committed to improving the health status of the community. His prior community involvement has included serving on the Boards of CrisisLink, the Arlington Free Clinic, and CrisisLink International.

The “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEO’s to Know” list has been distributed annually since 2012 and includes some of the largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. These organizations have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment to their community through memberships and governance involvement with various organizations, and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts.

About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. It features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Their content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and they work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices, and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each of the 12 annual issues of Becker’s Hospital Review reaches approximately 18,500 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOS and CFOs.

About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 70 years and was again named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is a 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility, and it is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information on Virginia Hospital Center Health System, CLICK HERE.


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